How to Navigate Software Delivery With Confidence  

Too many organizations rely solely on "Compasses" like specific metrics, principles and reference companies (being more like Spotify) instead of pairing that reference with "Maps" of where you are right now, and what surrounds you. I'll introduce some of my favourite maps: Value Stream, Dependency and Capability Maps, and how to use them to move with confidence towards your compass target.  

- How Value Stream, Capability and Dependency Maps help visualize and share what's between you and where you want to go  
- How to pair Compasses with Maps to drive progress in the right direction  
- Clear examples of data-driven maps that make the path clear to everyone  


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Current (and growing challenges)
  • Compasses vs Maps
  • Mapping in practice
  • Results and outcomes
  • Next steps, tools and resources

Learning Outcome

Attendees will leave with not only awareness of valuable mapping techniques, but how they fit together and combine with existing compass targets to drive positive outcomes across organizations.

Target Audience

This workshop is for anyone interested in improving alignment, workflow, collaboration and delivery performance in their team(s).

Prerequisites for Attendees

An understanding of software development and delivery (especially current challenges) would help



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  • Peter Maddison
    Peter Maddison
    schedule 10 months ago
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    40 Mins

    TACO is an acronym I use with clients to help them map controls from their software delivery pipelines to the organizational controls.

    TACO stands for Traceability, Access, Compliance, and Operations.

    The approach consists of a base list of 25 automatable controls that are documented and the control activity, artifacts and SOR identified. After mapping how these controls are handed we map them to the organizational controls and identify any gaps.

    This model allows for the creation of opinionated pipelines and helps create a common understanding across teams as to what is required in order to be secure.

    Taking a TACO approach can be considered a part of implementing a DevSecOps program and I’ve used this approach at multiple banks. I’ve given the base talk at three conferences and multiple times to internal teams. It helps build organizational confidence in the automation of software delivery.

    During the talk, I’ll run through the different categories of controls, how they are implemented, what the purpose of them is, how to create robust feedback loops for controls such as SAST and how to handle long-running processes such as DAST.

    Content is fairly high level but I can dig into specifics of each given area as questions arise.

  • Peter Monkhouse

    Peter Monkhouse - Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

    Peter Monkhouse
    Peter Monkhouse
    schedule 10 months ago
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    40 Mins
    Experience Report

    Organizations and products are failing at an alarmingly high rate in today’s challenging markets. It is more important than ever that we are able to implement our strategy as effectively as possible. But this is not the full story, for an organization to achieve its strategic objectives, we need great products that continuously deliver value to their customers.

    This webinar will introduce the strategy implementation circle showing the role of products in support of an organization implementing strategy. The webinar will highlight the need for organizations to use an iterative approach to product development and strategy execution. The approach will be supported by a successful example and case study as well as by constant reference to the relationship between products and projects, and product owners/managers and project managers.