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Brian Fox

GSA | Denver, CO

Brian Fox is currently a management consultant at 18F at the General Services Administration (GSA). He has led Systems Development at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) where he supervised development activity in support of The National Map. Brian also supported the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in a variety of roles, including joint military assignments in the United States and overseas. He holds an undergraduate degree in Geography from the University of Minnesota and a MBA from the University of Missouri - Saint Louis.

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A Fresh Start With DevOps - Maybe

When legacy is used to define systems less than five years old, an agency can still encounter DevOps adoption challenges where you least expect them.
Sep 22, 2020
DevOps CoP

The Continuous DevOps Dilemma with Andrew Clay Shafer

Using DevOps to help change entrenched behaviors in organizations.
Aug 04, 2020

The Hero’s Journey for Re-Skilling Talent (And Other Digital Adventures)

For those seeking ways to internally re-skill their workforce for digital transformation, a look at mythology reveals a recurring theme where those answering the call are involved in an iterative cycle of ‘leveling-up’, a theme that may help change-agents set conditions for successful retention and growth of organic digital talent.
Apr 28, 2020

Why I Love My Agile Team!

Join us as we meet with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) who is utilizing an agile approach to assist in further updating their topographical information and data.
Mar 24, 2020

How Agencies Are Spreading Best Practices

Join the DevOps Community of Practice in a panel discussion as different agencies share technical best practices in various offices.
Jan 28, 2020

DevOps Community Monthly Meeting: DevOps for the Decennial Census

In this month’s Community meeting, we will hear from a Census team that is brand new to DevOps—failing fast and often, but learning lessons as they undergo a cultural transformation.
Sep 24, 2019

DevOps Community of Practice Monthly Meeting

In this talk, we will review how is built and operated to achieve its uptime goal for millions of yearly transactions.
Aug 27, 2019

DevOps Community of Practice Monthly Meeting

Overview of the HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) IT team, program, structure, and their shift to DevOps.
Jul 23, 2019

Want a More Innovative Agency? Encourage Employees to Experiment

How agency leaders can create a work environment that fosters innovation via creativity and experimentation.
Sep 19, 2018

Thinking About Going Agile? 5 Benefits Your Office Will Reap With Agile Methods

Five benefits of using agile methodologies that can help federal employees improve the quality of their work.
Apr 03, 2018

Thinking About Going Agile? Consider Mass Training to Facilitate the Change

How organizational instruction can help transform the processes and culture of your office.
Mar 13, 2018

Four Challenges of Adopting Team Structures (And How Leaders Can Mitigate Them)

If you’re considering “going agile,” one of the critical components of such a transformation will be adopting team structures. In your current, pre-teaming state, your developers are probably working by themselves, and may be engaging directly with stakeholders. Agile will place your developers into teams. Teaming is important, as it will enable your development staff
Jun 15, 2017

Improving Stakeholder Collaboration Can Improve Software Development Performance

It’s important for software development organizations to make it as easy as possible to enable improved stakeholder behavior. Development stakeholders can include business development representatives, product managers, and senior project managers, and they are typically carrying the weight of the organization’s mission. They are concerned about the organization’s goals, and are usually focused on ensuring
Apr 17, 2017