Agile + DevOps East 2019

PRESENTATIONS

5 Steps to a DevOps Transformation

For any continuously improving organization, certain actions are commonly applicable when going through large amounts of change. Dan Barker walks through the five steps to transformational change that he's found to be crucial for moving to DevOps processes.

Dan Barker

A Festivus for Leadership Alignment

One of the biggest problems facing organizations that are moving to an agile mindset is leadership alignment across the concepts, principles, and tactics. On the face of things, every leader says they understand agile and that they’re aligned.

Mary Thorn

A Fool with a Tool: The Dangers of Ignoring Culture by Overfocusing on Tools

Many organizations ignore culture and overfocus on picking and implementing the right tools. However, these tools have underlying cultural assumptions. If the current culture does not support these assumptions, then automation will only have limited success, or even fail altogether. 

Tim Guay

Agile Actions for Facilitating Distributed Teams

Facilitating distributed team meetings can feel like having one arm tied behind your back and one eye covered. But you can free yourself of these constraints using other agile practices.

Mark Kilby

Agile and DevOps Transformation in the Telecom Industry

The telecom industry changes rapidly, the competition is fierce, and user experience is the utmost priority. In today's world of digitization and data personalization, effective use of agility and DevOps is the key behind ensuring customer satisfaction.

Nilanjana Banerjee

Agile Assessment: Helpful Remedy or Harmful Toxin?

Agile is a set of values and a mindset. As such, it can be hard to answer questions that leaders often ask, like: How agile are we? Are we getting more agile? What are the growth opportunities for our team?

Dan Neumann

Agile Metrics: Let NUM8ERS Tell the Story

Agile and DevOps metrics and dashboards enable agile teams and their leaders to measure time to market, quality, productivity, predictability, employee engagement, and customer satisfaction.

Jagdish Karira

AWS Lambda: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

AWS Lambda is a serverless architecture that relieves you of hardware and scaling setup concerns. AWS Lambda functions are used by many organizations for serverless application development and automating DevOps tasks.

Derek Ashmore

Build a Healthy Product Backlog with User Story Mapping

Successful agile software development depends on a healthy product backlog. Too often, teams attempting to adopt an agile methodology for a project with a new product owner struggle in their transition due to a sparse product backlog.

Bala Lakshminarayan

Changing Tires on a Moving Car: A Journey to Zero-Downtime Deployments

Applications built over the years carry historical design assumptions, such as that a few hours of downtime for maintenance upgrades every six months is acceptable. Today, embracing continuous delivery practices means more frequent releases, which means more downtime.

Pierre Vincent

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