Conference Presentations

Team Leadership Is Like Big Band Drumming

Sometimes we get a little stuck. It does happen. Work is at the same place, with the same people, and the same problems. The fresh perspective we seek is overcome by everyday demands and eludes us once again. John Ryskowski says that one path to a fresh perspective is to experience...

John Ryskowski
Docker Containers in the Enterprise DevOps Journey

As technology moves from being a cost-center to a revenue generator in nearly every business, technologists are expected to deliver more with fewer resources. DevOps enables this efficiency through improved collaboration between product management, development, release management, quality...

Aater Suleman
Leading with Purpose

Today, knowledge workers are seeking to find meaning in their lives and purpose in their work. With this new generation of employees who are as interested in purpose as in profit, it is imperative that we revisit management schemes—top-down work assignment, the annual review, strict...

Sanjiv Augustine
Developing a Rugged DevOps Approach to Cloud Security

Your operational tools deliver continuous monitoring and alerting for applications deployed in the cloud. So why doesn’t your security suite do the same? Although no single path to a secure DevOps approach works for every organization, Tim Prendergast offers a set of key principles and...

John Martinez
DevOps Is Only Half the Story to Delivering Winning Products

Before the DevOps approach gained serious traction, development and operations largely worked in isolation and sometimes in opposition. As a community, we are starting to make strides in integrating these two practices to deliver products with more efficient systems and processes. However...

Jody Bailey
White Box Testing: It’s Not Just for Developers Any More

Software development has improved dramatically over the past several years due in part to techniques, approaches, and development environments that take advantage of the power of modern computing machines. Software testing techniques have, by comparison, lagged. As projects and teams...

Robert Vanderwall
Blending Product Discovery and Product Delivery

More and more organizations are realizing that while they are getting more done, they are not necessarily getting more value. More code does not mean more product and more product does not mean more market share. According to David Hussman, we need to shift our focus toward a...

David Hussman
What Hollywood Can Teach Us about Software Testing

If we observe the world through the lens of software testing, we discover that there are lessons all around us we can apply on the job, and one venue that’s packed with these tidbits is the movie theater. Bernie Berger gives examples of a few unlikely yet credible lessons from the language...

Bernie Berger
Which Agile Scaling Framework Is Best?

Choice can be a wonderful thing—when you’re buying a car and research abounds to help you decide. But when selecting the best agile scaling framework for your organization, choice can be downright intimidating and costly. SAFe, Scrum of Scrums, DAD, LeSS, or SSwS? There is a lot at stake.

Tom Weinberger
Predictive Test Planning to Improve System Quality

Penny McVay shares how her team approached improving the quality of a large policy-writing application for a global insurance carrier. The application has many pieces and parts, thousands of lines of code are changed monthly, and the business depends on a stable application. To mitigate...

Penny McVay


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