Lessons Learned From Detroit To Deming
In 1982, the city of Detroit saw 15,000 vehicles roll of its production lines every day. To achieve this goal, Detroit’s line workers were being measured on velocity, often at the expense of quality. At the same time, auto workers in Japan — applying lessons from W. Edwards Deming — were implementing new supply chain management practices which enabled them to manufacture higher quality vehicles, for less cost, at higher velocity. As a result, from 1962 to 1982, the Detroit auto industry lost 20% of its domestic market to Japan.
The parallels between the auto industry of 35 years ago and software development practices in place today are remarkable. DevOps teams around the world are consuming billions of open source components and containerized applications to improve productivity at a massive scale. The good news: they are accelerating time to market. The bad news: many of the components and containers they are using are fraught with defects including critical security vulnerabilities.
This session aims to enlighten DevOps teams, security and development professionals by sharing results from the 2017 State of the Software Supply Chain Report — a blend of public and proprietary data with expert research and analysis. The presentation will also reveal findings from the 2017 DevSecOps Community survey where over 2,000 professionals shared their experiences blending DevOps and security practices together. Throughout the discussion, I will share lessons that Deming employed decades ago to help us accelerate adoption of the right DevSecOps culture, practices, and measures today.
Attendees in this session will learn:
- What our analysis of 60,000 applications reveals about the quality and security of software built with open source components
- How organizations like PayPal, Intuit, Fannie Mae and the Department of Defense are utilizing the DevOps principles of software supply chain automation
- Why avoiding open source components and containers over 3 years old might be a really good idea
- How to balance the need for speed with quality and security — early in the development lifecycle
Attend this session and leverage the insights to understand how your organization’s application DevOpsSec practices compare to others. We’ll share the industry benchmarks to take back and discuss with your DevOps, development and security teams.