Navigating DevOps Book Launch - January 28, 2021



Navigating DevOps Through Waterfalls

Book Launch Party!

Meet the Authors, Editor and Illustrator – Foreword by Scott Ambler

  • Prize Draws and Zoom Door Drawings (no purchase necessary)
  • Find out with a look behind the scenes details about the book, content and ideas that pushed Agent 13 & 77 then 9 & 14 to combined forces and start the Agents of Chaos
  • Want to be part of the next learning adventure? Join the Agents of Chaos!

Are your Agile processes stalling? Is your DevOps journey perilous with rapids, sharks and waterfalls? Have you been told Agile and DevOps are the same things?

If you think any of those questions may be true, join the Agents of Chaos (AoCs) who have poked the IT’s Manager’s hornet nest to bring about real, meaningful change starting with the DevOps Mindset and Core Values.

This is one tasty bit of DevOps!


Join the AoCs and help us “Poke the Hornet’s Nest”


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Event Details

Start date: January 28, 2021

Start time: 13:00 PST

End time: 14:00 PST

Venue: Virtual Zoom - Online

Phone: 778 404-1718



Born 1965, San Antonio, Texas and lives in Dallas, Tx.
Mr. James, Ronald, Maverick holds a Bachelor of Science in Phycology at The University of Texas, San Antonio.

Mr. Maverick or JR as many call him is a “slick” but warm and friendly character in our upcoming book on the DevOps Mindset. Mr. Maverick cares about his IT team very much and could charm the socks off a Texas Longhorn. JR is liked by many in his organization; however, he is not as well trusted by the Overlords as he used to be. Mr. Maverick has a group of loyal staff, including Mr. Barker a bit of an opposite to JR. Of course, Mr. Barker would never call him JR; he would only call him Mr. Maverick because well, Mr. Maverick is his boss. Mr. Maverick has held many IT positions in the past, including starting as a Sales Professional for HP and IBM mini and mainframe computers. Over the years he has risen through the ranks to hold this senior position by delivering using high-paid consultants and Big name firms. He also received his promotion from outsourcing to a foreign country where he was able to reduce his IT spend significantly. Recently he has discovered (actually this was made painfully aware to him by the Overlords) that both the Offshore roadmap and use of external consultants was not giving him the value and velocity for his IT department, and he was probably paying more than he bargained for

So, after hearing a talk at a DevOps event by the Agents of Chaos, JR decided to enlist them to help with their digital transformation roadmap and help improve the value, focus and velocity of his department. However, MR. Maverick has a few ideas about agile and DevOps, something he has heard about for a while and read in various CIO magazines; he thinks of these as Marketing terms and something that can be bought. While Mr. Maverick has held on for many years to traditional IT ways of working he has come to the end of his tenure if he doesn’t do something fast and get DevOps working quickly as he has promised to the Overlords providing him with a little more rope to get the transformation completed more quickly as they view his IT department ageing, procrastinators who are not able to keep up with business demands. JR says in his mind, “I will get it done, they don’t call me Maverick for nothing!“