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VMworld 2015: 3 Operations Transformation Sessions You Shouldn’t Miss

dcrane-cropBy David Crane

As many of you are aware the time for VMworld 2015 in San Francisco is fast approaching.  It will be great to see past acquaintances again, I look forward to making new ones and having some great discussions with you all.

It’s an old cliché but time really does fly.  It doesn’t seem like 12 months since the last VMworld. During this time, while helping customers embark on some significant transformation projects, I have seen some consistent transition challenges beyond the typical technology issues that are essential considerations to ensure project success and I will be covering some of these in breakout and Quick Talk sessions this year.

OPT4680 – Advanced Automated Approvals Use Case – Using vRealize Operations and vRealize Automation to Seize Back the Approval Charter

On Monday 31st August at 08:30 my colleague Nick Moore and I will be discussing the people challenges to implementing automated provisioning, specifically automating approvals and introducing approval policies.

We’ll be examining a particular customer use case and how an integrated technology and people solution helped automate service and process approvals.  We’ll explain why its critical to understand the people relationships with technology and the dependency we have on their buy-in to ensure that ROI promises are realized.

OPT4682 – A Roadmap for Transformation – Planning Your Future State and Ensuring Governance

On Sunday 30th August in my 13:00 Quick Talk I will be discussing the steps required to ensure transformation governance.  I’ll be introducing concepts such as IT outcomes and operational capabilities and explaining how to translate these into people, organization, and technical roadmaps aligned to a governance framework to ensure success.

OPT4743 – Organizational Change with Kevin Lees

Organization transformation is also important, and on Tuesday 1st September at 12:30, along with VMware Principal Architect, Kevin Lees, we will chair a group discussion on the organization challenges presented by the introduction of new agile technology architectures.

VMworld 2015

VMworld 2015

If you wish to have a chat about the above in more detail I’ll also be around at the VMware booth, where you can book a meeting if you’d like to discuss things more specifically to your own organization.

For a full list of all of the Operations Transformation sessions, download this handy PDF.

As always, it’s going to be a really exciting week and hope to see you all there!

David Crane is an operations architect with the VMware Operations Transformation global practice and is based in the U.K.