This session will focus on organization change management considerations to help your DevOps initiatives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Business Case for CI/CD
  2. Key DevOps Practices
  3. Organizational Change Approaches

Target Audience:

Executive / Management


Randy Spiess

Randy Spiess is a DevOps Management Consultant working at the CARA Group. CARA is a consulting company focused on change management, learning, and communications solutions. Randy is currently working with a fortune 500 IT consulting company to help them learn and develop DevOps practices. Randy’s background and expertise span Agile transformation, DevOps practices, Quality Management and a history of driving continuous improvement projects. Randy has a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin, a MBA from the Lake Forrest School of Management, PMP Certification, and is Green Belt Certified.

Andrew Barnitz

Andrew Barnitz serves as the Organizational Change Management (OCM) Director at the CARA Group and is responsible for growing CARA’s OCM practice, driving brand awareness, and supporting solutions strategy and sales across the Fortune 500 marketplace.  He holds a B.A. in Instructional Design & Adult Learning from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA from Benedictine University. Andrew is certified in Project Management (PMP) and Change Management (Prosci) disciplines. When not architecting OCM solutions for some of the world’s finest organizations, he enjoys mentoring aspiring project and change management professionals, speaking at industry events across the country and coaching youth sports. Andrew is an avid traveler, a life-long learner in the change, communication and learning space and is most passionate about growing and developing CARA’s extraordinary consulting talent.