PMI Willamette Valley Chapter

2020 PMVC Presenter - Michael Roberts

Presenter Profile


Michael Roberts

Director of Customer Engagement


About Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is an IT industry professional with more than 20 years of experience in project management, application management, software development, business analysis, operations management, and more. His industry certifications include those from Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, ICAgile, and the Scaled Agile Framework. With his experience as a technology executive, he’s guided many companies to successful IT and software projects, and become a skilled strategist who transforms strategic plans into workable solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets/goals.

Presenter Topic

The Impact of DevOps on the Project Manager

In this talk, we will discuss how project managers are impacted by the implementation of the DevOps methodology. Specifically, we will discuss the history and rise of continuous integration and continuous delivery in SDLC and how it impacts the teams that project managers work with. Items of consideration include accelerating delivery/shipment of code, working with IT operations teams, new tools, automation, and DevOps Culture. We will challenge common misconceptions on DevOps and focus on the ultimate outcome of an Agile and DevOps implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  • What traditional SDLC looks like
  • How DevOps has made changes to SDLC and delivery
  • The Role of the Project Manager in the DevOps movement
  • How to enable team members in a DevOps context