Maurice Boon, CEO, Quint Wellington Redwood, on the changing role of DevOps and Agile in the digital age | Straight Talk

Maurice Boon, CEO, Quint Wellington Redwood, on the changing role of DevOps and Agile in the digital age

Maurice Boon
CEO
Quint Wellington Redwood

Maurice Boon, CEO of Quint Wellington Redwood, started out as a Marine officer in the Royal Dutch Navy, where he served for 10 years.  In 2008, after working for various IT services companies in Benelux, joined Quint Wellington, first as managing director and, in 2013, as CEO. He is a board member of the Lean IT Association, amon other organizations. 

Quint Wellington Redwood is a management consulting firm that helps companies solve corporate IT management challenges in areas such as Agile transformation, Lean IT, and cloud strategy and implementation. In addition to its Amsterdam headquarters, the firm has offices in, Madrid, Bangalore, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo; the firm’s 300 consultants and trainers operate in 48 countries.

DevOps in the Digital Age

The product owner is no longer a ‘techie’.  He is a business owner, thus bringing IT closer to the business and vice versa. In the world of DevOps, it’s no longer an application which needs to be built’   It’s a service which needs to be delivered.

A Focus on Customer Centricity

Agile and DevOps by themselves do not encompass digital transformation.  Digital transformation begins with design thinking, which focuses on the end customer through a multidisciplinary and holistic approach that spans business functions.

Factors in Choosing the Right Outsourcing Partner

Complementary cultures and a similar approach to leadership matter much more than simply financial factors, such as cost saving and price points, in building a true partnership for the long term.