Building an internal developer platform at CVS Health | Jim Beyers (CVS Health)
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This week's episode is with Jim Beyers, VP of Engineering Enablement at CVS Health. Jim joined CVS a year ago to lead an effort to build an internal developer platform. Abi and Jim discuss how Jim joined CVS to build an internal developer platform, what brought him to the job, and how the developer experience fits into the broader transformation goals of CVS. Additionally, this episode covers building the team, defining a strategy, and how he's thinking about winning the hearts and minds across his organization.

Discussion points:

  • (1:15) How Jim was brought into CVS
  • (2:39) How DevEx aligns with CVS’s transformation initiatives
  • (6:06) Jim’s vision for developer experience
  • (8:26) Building a DevEx team and working with product managers
  • (15:06) Defining and communicating a DevEx strategy
  • (19:37) Assessing Backstage and developing a platform
  • (24:40) Working with developers and leaders
  • (27:55) Working alongside colleagues tackling similar problems
  • (29:26) Reporting on progress

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