Today, DevOps is an understood set of practices and cultural values that has been proven to help organisations of all sizes improve their software release cycles, software quality, security, and ability to get rapid feedback on Product Development.

“The State of DevOps” research found that the beneficial effects of DevOps go beyond financial results. All organisations, both for-profit and not-for-profit, are better able to achieve their goals, no matter what their mission is. 


In two interactive Keynote sessions both Taco Voorman and Richard Hoedeman will share their experiences in a DevOps environment. They will take you through the principles of DevOps and the way to get organisations to a state of continuous learning and experimentation.

Important ingredients in a DevOps environment are an Agile culture and an Engineering mindset. Be proactive, share feedback and develop your continuous integration and deployment pipeline. These elements and tips around tooling and how to organize your DevOps teams are included in this inspiring TechTalk.



Share this event and bring along a (DevOps) friend during this Tech Talk on 23 January 2020. When you & your friend sign up together- make sure to drop a note in the message box and let us know with how many you are planning to come. Otherwise you have to share your slice of pizza… 😉

Sharing knowledge brings us closer, becoming committed experts! So, we hope to meet you in Utrecht during the “after drinks & bites”.


All you have to do is…Be 1 of the first 25 to sign up for this Tech Talk & collect your gift!

Everyone interested in this next Agile maturity step should attend this evening session. 

Expertise is key. So, learn from the experts to become an expert and broaden your horizon by meeting fellow experts. During our TECHTALK, a Keylaner & an external subject matter expert shares his knowledge with you.

Program overview Tech Talk 20jan2020 DevOps at Keylane

Program overview Tech Talk 20jan2020 DevOps at Keylane

ABOUT THE BOOK; The Phoenix Project, A Novel about It, Devops, and Helping Your Business Win

Five years after this sleeper hit took on the world of IT and flipped it on it’s head, the 5th Anniversary Edition of The Phoenix Project continues to guide IT in the DevOps revolution. In this newly updated and expanded edition of the bestselling The Phoenix Project, co-author Gene Kim includes a new afterword and a deeper delve into the Three Ways as described in The DevOps Handbook.

Bill, an IT manager at Parts Unlimited, has been tasked with taking on a project critical to the future of the business, code named Phoenix Project. But the project is massively over budget and behind schedule. The CEO demands Bill must fix the mess in ninety days or else Bill’s entire department will be outsourced.

With the help of a prospective board member and his mysterious philosophy of The Three Ways, Bill starts to see that IT work has more in common with a manufacturing plant work than he ever imagined. With the clock ticking, Bill must organize work flow streamline interdepartmental communications, and effectively serve the other business functions at Parts Unlimited.

In a fast-paced and entertaining style, three luminaries of the DevOps movement deliver a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they’ll never view IT the same way again.


Richard Hoedeman, Lean Agile coach, trainer & consultant

“My drive is to find balance. Improve in a controlled way”.                                                                   

Too much control and too little improvement or too little control and too much change? For Richard the meaning and balance are found in the Lean methods, efficient and effective improvement, combined with Agile, agile and flexible change. The Lean Startup approach with development through a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) combined with Minimum Viable Bureaucracy (MVB) appeals greatly to Richard. 

Richard’s energy and enthusiasm certainly help you, as a coach and in learning the theory. This will make sure that you pass the PRINCE2, Agile PM, Scrum Master, Product Owner, PRINCE2 Agile, DevOps, P3O or Lean-IT exams after attending his trainings.


Taco Voorman; Agile strategist, coach and speaker at Ctrl Improve

“I always listen to people and change the way of working, the environment and the process slowely with care”.  

Taco is focused on the development of individuals and departments in an organization. The mapping of knowledge levels, procedures, working methods and the improvement of these form important consultancy activitiesBrainsessions and workshops with employees from the organizations to be investigated form the basis of the applied methodologies. 

For different training organizations and relations Taco regularly provided standard training courses such as ITIL, DevOps, ASL2, BISL, Lean-IT and SCRUM, but also especially tailor-made training courses (business skills and process engineering) developing assessments and information analysis skills training courses. 

Simon Østengaard ; Lead Architect Product Development, Keylane

“I am used to working with people in different geographical locations and from many cultures and I have been leading cross location teams several times”. 

I got the opportunity to join a Copenhagen based Insurance and Pension software company in a technical release management role.Back in 2013 the position was newly formed and I was asked to shape the new release management area. I am mainly responsible for bridging the Keylane development organization with the customer’s technical organization. This role spans both test management, project management and many technical facets such as environment specification, continuous deployment and performance test planning. In addition to this I have been the Project Manager on customer projects and on several in-house initiatives. Recently I had a role on a data warehouse project at one of our customers on the back of one of Keylane’s Life and Pension implementation projects.

All this has given me a good knowledge about the systems, processes and the business domain within Life and Pension providers.

I am a Technical Architect with a long background in systems administration, QA and development.
I describe myself as a generalist with experience in almost any technical domain.
I fit well in the role of a technical lead, because of my combination of technical knowledge, management skills and understanding of the business.
I am also a certified project- and test manager and I have been working in such roles on several customer projects.
I have spent most of my career in the IT security industry, apart from the last 4 years where I have been working in the Life and Pension industry gaining some knowledge about life and pension systems and their use.


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