The Red Tape vs Agile battle: How to integrate DEVOPS and ITIL 4

Read the excellent article by Henk Kok, one of the IAMCP EMEA founders. The article deals with the comparison and analysis of ITIL and DevOps.

In the comments you can also find the link to the online course “Better IT service management with DevOps inside ITSM” by another IAMCP EMEA lead Dr. Danil Dintsis.

 

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Product owner certification

The DevOps Agile skills association renewed the certification roadmap, and the 3rd tier (Leadership level) certifications are available now. I have passed the Product Owner certification one of the first, and want to share a brief experience about this prestigious certification.

The Product Owner role is a leading role to ensure the Product vision, roadmap and backlog, and finally the product value to a customer.

The DASA association actively drives training and certification activities in this area.

The PO certification exam includes 40 questions (in fact, not very complicated, especially if a candidate is good with Scrum and Agile). Each question is followed by 4 answer options, one of those is correct. 26 correct answers (65%) lead to success.

I passed the exam at the first attempt. It seems to me that the certification marks that junior PO is ready for his/her journey.

As any other certification it helps to structure candidate’s skills and practical experience.

 

Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit

Microsoft introduces a special toolkit for freelance workers, based on office 365.

The gig based economy involves different types of workers, virtual teams, frequent networking and close collaboration across teams.

The toolkit includes collaboration and communication tools, media, flexible storage, workflow automation.

Learn more here.

Microsoft Teams brief overview

Microsoft Teams becomes very popular as a part of the Office 365 and main Slack competitor. The Teams is the powerful tool to organize different types of teams:

  • workgroups,
  • project/product teams,
  • games and sports teams,
  • student classes,
  • hobby or other type communities.

Teams contains the following options:

  • create and manage teams or study groups
  • chats, including file exchange, audio and video calls directly from the chat
  • create and manage meetings
  • record audio and video both in p2p meetings and conference calls
  • share and record selected applications and screens
  • recordings are stored in the Stream service and can be shared or downloaded later
  • close integration with Sharepoint and onedrive services

IAMCP EMEA Webinar: ‘How to Transform Successfully with Microsoft’

IAMCP EMEA is hosting an exclusive member webinar: ‘How to transform successfully with Microsoft’. This webinar will delve into the key partner learnings and transformations drawn from 40 partner interviews across 19 different countries. Partner survey results will also be assessed and shared to show how partners’ business models are changing to ensure successful transformation with Microsoft in the technology landscape.

Date: Tuesday, 20th November, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT
Presenter: Michiel van Vliet

Why attend?

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the Microsoft business model changes
  • Understand the long-term Microsoft partner strategy
  • Gain insight into 40 transformation partner interviews with 15 deep-dive case studies
  • Partner survey results assessment – see how partners business models are changing
  • Define and operationalise your own strategy to ensure successful transformation with Microsoft

Click here to register.

About the Presenter, Michiel van Vliet:  The webinar will be presented by previous Microsoft EMEA Enterprise Partner Strategy Lead and Current CEO of Kabel as well as author of the book ‘Refresh the Road Ahead – how to transform successfully with Microsoft’. Michiel has been working for and with Microsoft, navigating the Microsoft ecosystem, since 1995. First as a supplier managing the outsourced support at EMEA level for Windows 95, and then as manager of the Unisys European Microsoft Practice and, ultimately, the global Microsoft Practice. Following this, he joined Microsoft Spain as a services lead, a role he held for 3.5 years, and then took on responsibility for the EMEA enterprise partner strategy and execution, working with some of the largest Microsoft alliances for 5 years. He joined Kabel as their CEO in 2016 and Kabel became finalist partner of the year in Spain in FY18. Michiel is also an active contributor on LinkedIn with a large following of people interested in Microsoft. Michiel is one of Microsoft’s biggest fans but also one of its biggest observers with an aim of making sure that Microsoft continuously improves.

Register here

Please contact us at info@iamcp.org with any questions.