Learn How Successful IT Leaders Encourage Failure – Webinar


June 25, 2020


1:00pm-2:00pm CST


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

We’ve all made mistakes, it is part of what makes us human. At the same time we worry about making a mistake at work. Will I be blamed? Will I be called out and ridiculed? Will I lose my job? Companies are rapidly releasing and deploying code, and as a result things sometimes break. This shouldn’t result in fear and panic when something goes wrong.


People need permission to learn, and with the permission to learn comes the permission to fail. We learn from our mistakes. A mistake is made, we iterate, and make changes to find a better solution. Mistakes lead to new knowledge.


This talk will explore what is needed from a cultural, processes, and tools perspective to build an environment that embraces learning including:


  • Building a blameless culture of avoiding finger-pointing and shaming individuals when mistakes are made.
  • Providing psychological safety. When people feel safe they are more willing to take chances and learn something new.
  • Embracing experimentation. Experiments lead to new knowledge about your application, infrastructure, and users.
  • Putting safety mechanisms, such as circuit breakers, in place with feature flags so mistakes don’t negatively impact the business.

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Dawn Parzych

Developer Advocate, LaunchDarkly


Dawn is a Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly where she uses her storytelling prowess to write and speak about the intersection of technology and psychology. She enjoys helping people be more successful at work and at life. She makes technical information accessible avoiding buzzwords and jargon whenever possible. Dawn has spoken at DevOpsDays, Velocity, Interop, and Monitorama. Her articles have appeared in numerous technical publications. In her freetime she serves as an organizer for Write/Speak/Code, the Seattle DevOps Meetup, and is on the organizing committee for DevOpsDays Seattle.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.