022 — Laurel Jones (Sr Prod Manager, Amazon): "I've wasted a year of my life deploying change sets"

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Laurel Jones is a Senior Product Manager at Amazon. Working for the Amazon Air team, Laurel is blazing trails for women in a male-dominated field. Laurel operates in the heart of the technology that is critical to Amazon’s success. Tune in to find out how Laurel is pioneering women in technology initiatives, and the pillars for their success!

In this episode Laurel chats to Jack about her experience as a Gearset DevOps Leader. Laurel shares how she has developed Salesforce skills from scratch, how she’s flourished in her career with a DevOps mindset, and how that’s allowed her to bring success to each of her customers as a consultant, as well as for end-clients.

We get technical in this episode, too. Laurel dives into the nuances of working backwards from the end result to figure out what time and resources are needed across projects. She shares her experience and advice for working with Digital Experiences (aka Communities), and how design thinking can foster wonderful results.

Learn more:

- Salesforce DevOps priorities for 2024: https://grst.co/3U3YMXb

- How to deploy Salesforce communities: https://grst.co/4aYwjYU

- Overcome challenges with distributed teams: https://grst.co/3SjVv4S

- Salesforce CI/CD best practices: https://grst.co/3U0pboH

- Why we need purpose built solutions for Salesforce DevOps: https://grst.co/48B8BQV

- Gearset DevOps Leaders: https://grst.co/48Bzx2W

About DevOps Diaries: Salesforce DevOps Advocate Jack McCurdy chats to members of the Salesforce community about their experience in the Salesforce ecosystem. Expect to hear and learn from inspirational stories of personal growth and business success, whilst discovering all the trials, tribulations, and joy that comes with delivering Salesforce for companies of all shapes and sizes. New episodes bi-weekly on YouTube as well as on your preferred podcast platform.

Podcast produced and sponsored by Gearset. Learn more about Gearset: https://grst.co/3OL88Uk

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About Gearset: We launched Gearset when we saw how lacklustre DevOps was preventing teams from taking full advantage of Salesforce. We’d experienced first-hand how Salesforce allowed anyone to become a Trailblazer and build amazing apps, but then left you stranded, with only change sets or complex command lines to get your work to users. Gearset makes DevOps on Salesforce as simple as everything else on Salesforce. Get full access to all of Gearset's features for free with a 30-day trial: https://grst.co/48miCAz