immersive learning | こんにちは (kon-ni-chi-wa)

It was the spring of 2015 and Target’s technology teams were taking significant steps on the path to broadly adopting engineering practices related to Agile and DevOps. Based on experiences to that point, it was recognized that something was needed to take a leap forward in how to coach teams on new ways to deliver technology products and services.

Enter the Dojo … “the place of the way”.

Based on Japanese places of learning, Target Dojo is an environment where teams go through an immersive learning experience focusing on DevOps and Agile practices with locations at Target’s Northern Campus in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and Target India GWS in Bangalore, India.

Over the course of 4-5 weeks, teams will complete a Challenge related to the product or service they provide, learning Agile and DevOps practices, mindsets and tools in an intense (but fun) set of activities. Whereas typical Agile sprints last 2-weeks, in the Dojo they last 2- or 3-days. This helps teams to both quickly realize success and build muscle memory on how to plan and execute work with their new skills.

What types of results are being seen? With 35 completed Challenges (as of mid-February 2016), teams are seeing incredible payoffs to their investment in allocating time and people. These payoffs may be in the form of reducing the time it takes to get stuff done or accelerating adoption of new work methods.

To quote one person, “It was like finishing that first semester at college and you’re like ‘My eyes are finally open and I see the world for what it is…whoa’, but without all the drum circles.”

To learn more about Target’s DevOps journey:

Interested in joining Target?  Learn more here.

16 Replies to “immersive learning | こんにちは (kon-ni-chi-wa)”

  1. was trying the complete my assestment test I got stuck on the question about the hourly rate tried several times could not retrieve the right format
    help. also trying to get back to the assestment test.

  2. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  3. Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in working at Target. You can log back in to your profile using the user ID and password that you created when you applied.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  4. I’m looking for a partimefor 30hours per week mornings from10.00amto330pmbecause,I receive ssi disability and they only let me work30hrs only mornings thank s LanaRobinson

  5. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  6. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  7. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

  8. Hi – we are in the process of conducting our first internal DevOps day here at John Deere. I was wondering if you would be willing to share with me your agenda or template when you did your first DevOps days. Eventually if you would share your Dojo agenda as well i would appreciate it. Thanks!!

  9. In looking for job in target.. In full speak, write, read Japanese
    Can I apply for work???

  10. Hello,

    We’re glad to hear you’re interested in Target! All of our current openings are posted on target.com/careers. You can learn more about the application process by visiting our career site and searching for positions that interest you, or applying in person at any of our stores or distribution centers.

    Thank you,
    Amanda

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *