When to adopt You Build It You Run It in enterprise organisations


This event took place on Oct 13, 2021

Approximately 1 hour(s) with question time included.

About this event

Why can’t you achieve frequent deployments, high availability, and a high rate of learning at the same time with many delivery teams and a central Ops team?

What is the You Build It You Run It operating model, how is it different, and when do you adopt it in a large enterprise organisation?

How can you calculate which operating model is right for your digital services, when all you’ve ever known is an Ops team putting out fires for your delivery teams?

This talk will look in depth at the benefits and drawbacks of the You Build It You Run It operating model, including experiences from a variety of large organisations.

We’ll cover how to get started, with an operating model selector that demonstrates when on-call product teams are the best approach for your organisation.

This talk takes place at:

8.30am BST
6.30pm AEDT
1pm IST


When to adopt You Build It You Run It in enterprise organisations

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Bethan Timmins Headshot

Bethan Timmins
Managing Director, Equal Experts Australia and New Zealand

With over 20 years experience working in software delivery having worked across multiple sectors Bethan’s experience lies in agile delivery from inception through to scale with the focus around:

  • – understanding and articulating the product being built
  • – improving on the process to feed a delivery team.
  • – working with organisations to improve the flow and culture of delivery from idea through to operations

Bethan has played key roles in multiple Digital transformation programmes globally, leading one of the largest cloud migration projects in the UK government and working with startups from idea through to execution.

Bethan has been recognised as a finalist in the Women in IT Awards 2018 for her expertise in transformation and is an advocate for getting more women into senior roles within Tech.

Steve Smith

Steve Smith
Principal Consultant and Practice Lead, Equal Experts

Steve is a Principal Consultant and Practice Lead at Equal Experts, who:

  • – advises clients on Continuous Delivery, Digital Transformation, and Operability
  • – advocates for Continuous Delivery & Operability within Equal Experts, including their key role in the EE proposition
  • – anchors strategically important complex engagements
  • – curates a worldwide Operability practice Steve has played key roles in multiple Digital Transformation programmes

He was a leader on a 60 team/600 microservices programme for a UK government department with £500Bpa revenue.

Steve also implemented a Continuous Delivery & Operability strategy for 30 teams/100 microservices in a high street retailer with £2Bpa online revenue.

He’s also written multiple books, such as: Measuring Continuous Delivery