About

 

Jeff_Gallimore_10 Jeff Gallimore Blessed to be a Partner and Co-founder of Excella. Honored to be an advisor to IT Revolution. Jack of all trades and interested in all of them. Geek at heart. I’m a Renaissance man, husband, father, son, and brother. CrossFit keeps me young and makes me feel old. Bacon makes everything better. God is great. Read more of my story if you like.

Roles I Have

Partner and Co-Founder, Excella
I lead Excella’s Services organization building the firm’s capabilities and thought leadership in the work we do.

Advisor, IT Revolution
I have the honor of being an advisor to IT Revolution, led by Gene and Margueritte Kim. I help them support and grow the amazing DevOps Enterprise community.

Organizer, DevOpsDays DC
I’m on the organizing committee for the annual DevOpsDays DC conference, the local franchise of DevOpsDays.

Stuff I’ve Done

DevOps on AWS Radio: DevOps Culture with Jeff Gallimore (Episode 24)
Paul Duvall, founder and CTO at Stelligent, interviewed me about culture and how it can help (and hurt) IT and organizational performance and individual morale. What a terrific conversation about such an important topic.

Why go faster? 5 ways DevOps delivers value
An article I wrote for GCN providing some reasons to consider going faster and more frequently with your deployments. I often assume organizations want to go faster. That assumption isn’t always correct.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Top 5 Things on the Minds of GovCon Execs
Shared about a time in my life when I had to really stretch myself in order to learn and grow. It was part of a series for WashingtonExec.

Why IT modernization and monolithic methods cannot coexist
An article I wrote for Federal News Radio on the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act and how the Federal Government should adjust its approach to modernization.

Decoding Culture: Beyond the Fluff and Back to Business
Delivered this talk to the DC Scrum User Group. You can get all the resources for that talk here.

Federal News Radio interview on “An insider’s view of the MGT act”
Talking about the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act and what that means for the future of IT in the Federal Government.

DevOps and Audit… and Security and Compliance
Delivered this talk to the local section of the Automated Software Quality organization on how to bring audit, security, and compliance into the DevOps movement. Cool geek discovery: the local section was founded by W. Edwards Deming in the early 80’s. See the abstract and photo account of the talk and get the slides.

Expanding Pockets of Greatness: Spreading DevOps Horizontally in Your Organization
Co-authored this whitepaper with Josh Atwell, Tom Limoncelli, and Carmen DeArdo on how to spread DevOps horizontally through an organization based on influence rather than authority. Also co-presented a webinar with Gene Kim on this same topic, which was hosted by XebiaLabs. Watch the replay and get the slides.

Decoding Culture: Beyond the Fluff and Back to Business
Delivered this talk to an engaged group at the inaugural DevOpsDays Baltimore event. You can get all the resources for that talk here.

Tactics for Leading Change
Led part of a working group to produce a white paper on how to lead change within an organization, especially when interacting with executives and middle management. Released at the 2016 DevOps Enterprise Summit. You can get all the white papers here.

Better, Faster Security in Agile Government
Participated in a panel discussion on Agile, security, compliance, and DevOps in the Federal Government. Hosted by Agile Government Leaders.

Tactics for Implementing Test Automation for Legacy Code
Led a working group to produce a white paper on how to get started with adding test automation to large legacy codebases. Released at the 2015 DevOps Enterprise Summit. You can get all the white papers here.

Tactics to Kickstart Your Journey Toward Continuous Delivery
Delivered the presentation to an awesome group of attendees at the DC Continuous Delivery meetup.

DevOps Audit Defense Toolkit
You can read more about the DevOps Audit Defense Toolkit in this post.

Federal News Radio interview on “Defining DevOps”
Hear me talk to the federal IT community about DevOps and get the info on all the resources I mentioned in this post.

DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014 panel discussion on “Ask the Auditor Anything: DevOps Compliance”
Up on stage with some really smart people. If you want to see how the “DevOps audit thing” is done in real life, check out Simon Storm’s talk from DOES14.

Header image “gear_art_mechanism_68409_1920x1200” by Peter Pham is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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