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Conference Presentations

Agile DevOps West Exhaustion Is Not a Status Symbol
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We set out to transform the world of work with agile, yet we've heard the Scrum sprint cycle described as a “hamster wheel,” an endless conveyor belt of backlog and sprint reviews that developers cannot escape. 

Melissa Boggs
Agile DevOps West Sparking End-to-End Agility
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Nationwide Insurance had a "Scrummerfall" approach, with long, linear, upfront planning cycles that eventually fed work to agile delivery teams, only to then have the completed work languish in further waterfall steps toward deployment. 

Sanjiv Augustine
Agile DevOps West DevOps: A Journey of Automation That's Worth the Wait
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Continuous delivery is really about one thing: quickly responding to market changes. As with many teams, Shareen Gurley and Narasimha Yalamala's journey began with automation, which seemed never-ending.

Shareen Gurley
Agile DevOps West Creating High-Performing Teams at Spotify
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In a scaled agile world of practitioners with diverse software development experience, how should leaders and coaches support teams' continuous improvement and ensure they are using best practices in engineering, ways of working, and culture?

Catherine Fleres
Agile DevOps West Engaging the Other Half of the Room
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Do you often attend meetings or events where participation is left to only half the room, while the others sit quietly, waiting for it to be over?

Todd Miller
Agile DevOps West The Essential Product Owner: Partnering with Your Teams
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While the Scrum product owner is arguably the most crucial role within agile teams, we often hear horror stories about POs who aren’t available to their teams, change their minds incessantly on business priorities, or ignore quality requirements and technical debt.

Bob Galen
STAREAST How to Lead Without Authority
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Do you need to lead a project but have no level of authority? Is this the first time leading a project, but not sure where to start? Are you interested in potentially being a leader, but wondering what it takes? 

Jolene Trzebiatowski
STAREAST Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?
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We are all leaders. At a minimum, we must lead ourselves every single day, but many of us also have teams that we lead and serve.

Amy Jo Esser
STAREAST 8 Ways to Ruin Your One-on-Ones
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As managers, it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on what we need out of our employees' one-on-one meetings, all the while forgetting that one-on-ones are for them! 

Jason Wick
Agile DevOps West Nontechnical Managers Leading Technical Teams
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Technology is complicated and changes every day. Even leaders with a technical background and deep understanding of tools and processes have trouble keeping up, and it’s virtually impossible to be an expert on every single aspect of a product.

Victoria Guido

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