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DevOpsDays Zürich

Marcel Britsch

03 - 04 May 2023 | Alte Kaserne Winterthur

Digital consultant, product manager and business analyst

Marcel Britsch is an independent Digital Consultant, Product Owner and Agile Transformation specialist. Born in Germany, he has been living and working in London for over 20 years. He has worked with creatively and technically focused agencies and clients across retail, conservation, automotive, finance, healthcare and energy.
He helps organisations build solid products and services in a sustainable way by facilitation, pairing, coaching or hands-on product management.

He believes that project success is strongly linked to happy teams, value-focused decision- making and fast feedback cycles. He is passionate about finding the best tools and techniques to optimise team culture, ways of working and solution design. He considers projects that follow classic waterfall / big-design-up-front practices to be too likely doomed to go anywhere near them, but loves to help organisations build products and transform in incremental evolutionary fashion.

Outside of work he is interested in SciFi and comic books, Theravada Buddhist meditation and number theory.

He is a regular speaker at conferences, blogs at, co-hosts the podcast about 'all things agile', and can be found at

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Compliance by design | Continuous Compliance

Just hearing the word compliance scares the living daylight out of many project teams. And true, the traditional way of assuring compliance, with big up front requirements gathering, waterfall style gates, and verification / certification at the end is a bad one: neither does it satisfy the demands of fast paced, value focused product or service delivery, nor does it satisfy the demands of an increasingly strict and complex regulatory landscape.

So it is time for a new approach: compliance by design or continuous compliance takes the stance that involving compliance early and continuously through the full product lifecycle leads to better outcomes for products and compliance itself.

Based on experiences in MedTech and EdTech this talk presents the reasons why the current approach to compliance must change, what a sustainable valuable compliance approach must look like, and how we can transition from one to the other.

It then describes a framework for continuous compliance across the entire product lifecycle from analysis to design, development to release, and operation.

It demonstrates how the outcomes are far more pleasant working with (and for) compliance, better products that have higher degrees of compliance and improved compliance operations be this as part of BAU monitoring, ad hoc auditing, periodic certifications or incident management.

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