Fostering the Third Way - Your DevOps Dojo


In the DevOps Handbook, Gene Kim introduces the Third Way - The Technical Practices of Continual Learning. Enter the DevOps Dojo - an immersive environment where whole teams come together to learn and practice their skills while solving real business problems.

Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart say teams learn better in the immersive eco-system of Dojos than they do using traditional forms of training. They explain why and how Dojos help teams bond around product, foster rapid experimentation, and reframe small failures as learning.

In this session, we will frame the need for dojos. From there we will walk attendees through the dojo format, including things they need to think about when creating their own. We wrap up with simple calls to actions for people to take to bring learning forward.

Come to this session not only to learn about what works in creating a Dojo but also how Dojos help upskill your teams and support the cultural DevOps change.




Joel Tosi


Coaching and pairing within and across teams on how to leverage new technologies to drive product learning.

We have been helping organizations create and run their own dojos for a few years. Dion and


Jennifer Guerra

Jennifer currently leads the Verizon Texas DOJO location. Passionate leader of team transformation/upskilling at Verizon. Her team has produced significant improvements in time to value realization ...