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Advance ALM and DevOps Practices with Continuous Improvement[presentation]
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Do you want to improve your application lifecycle and incorporate DevOps practices quickly with limited resources? If so, you’re experiencing a common scenario – not enough budget and unrealistic time constraints. Your big multi-year application lifecycle management (ALM) project seems...

Jason St-Cyr, Nonlinear Digital
Emerging Product Owner Patterns in Large Organizations[presentation]
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Many organizations are actively searching for the perfect product owner—a unicorn who knows all about the product, anticipates the market, innovates, and improves the product’s quality and architecture, all while making and meeting commitments to the organization. That's a difficult if not...

Timothy Wise, LeadingAgile
Exploratory Testing: Make It Part of Your Test Strategy[presentation]
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Developers often have the unfortunate distinction of not thoroughly testing their code. It’s not that developers do not understand how to test well; it’s just that often they have not had an opportunity to understand how the product works. Kevin Dunne maintains that implementing a...

Kevin Dunne, QA Symphony
Things That Go Bump: Product Risk Assessment in Agile[presentation]
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“I have noticed that even people who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road” (Stephen Hawking). As agile teams, we know that we can’t know everything, so we shouldn’t waste time thinking about that which we don’t know and...

Annette Head, Principal Financial Group
Power Your Teams with Git[presentation]
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Github revolutionized the coding world with their “social coding” approach. In doing so, Git, the source code repository behind Github, vaulted to the forefront of our industry. If Git hasn’t made its way into your, or your team’s, tool belt, Josh Anderson explains why it should. Learn how...

Josh Anderson, Dude Solutions
Soft Skills You Need Are Not Always Taught in Class[presentation]
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For years in the software industry, the focus of discussion, programs, and expense has been on career skill development to enhance team performance. To support skill development, a variety of certifications and training opportunities have been created to increase technical knowledge...

Jon Hagar, Independent Consultant
Overcome the Challenges of Test-Driven Development[presentation]
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Test-driven development (TDD) is a powerful agile methodology that organizations both large and small can leverage to achieve consensus, collaboration, and quality. Based on his organization's experience with implementing TDD and the feedback he has received from other organizations...

Adam Satterfield, Bettercloud
Continuous Delivery in a Legacy Shop—One Step at a Time[presentation]
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Not every continuous delivery (CD) initiative starts with someone saying “Drop everything. We’re going to do DevOps.” Sometimes, you have to grow your process incrementally. And sometimes you don’t set out to grow at all—you are just fixing problems with your process, trying to make things...

Gene Gotimer, Coveros, Inc.
Actionable Customer Feedback: A Key to Product Success[presentation]
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Actionable customer feedback, although difficult to capture well, is critical to adapting to customer needs. How can you ensure you identify the right customers, get customers to feedback sessions, and capture the most useful feedback?

Mario Moreira, Emergn Ltd
Impersonal Leadership Is Dead: Be Courageous and Connect[presentation]
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Your people make your company worth working for and can propel it to greatness. Do you know the people you work with—their learning styles, what makes them extraordinary, their real motivation? The answers are critical to everyone’s success, making the difference between an alliance of...

Christopher Logan, RoZetta Technology
Architecture vs. Design vs. Agile: What’s the Answer?[presentation]
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Is architecture the same as preliminary design in agile? It shouldn't be. Do we do architecture up front, then do iterative development after the architecture is done? That is edging back toward waterfall. Can you explain the purpose of the architecture in just two or three statements? 

Anthony Crain, Blue Agility
From Waterfall to Agile: A ScrumMaster’s View[presentation]
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In less than one year, a leading software company's product team transitioned from a twenty-five year history of waterfall development to using agile methodologies. They had produced software the old-fashioned way—sequentially, firmly entrenched in the process and procedure of pure...

Andrew Montcrieff, Veritas
Fostering Long-Term Test Automation Success[presentation]
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In today’s environment of plummeting software delivery cycle times, test automation becomes a more critical and strategic necessity. How can we possibly keep up with software delivery’s explosive pace while retaining satisfactory test coverage, keeping the reins on costs, and reducing...

Carl Nagle, SAS Institute, Inc.
Product Backlog Refinement: Grooming Your User Stories[presentation]
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The Scrum Guide describes Product Backlog Refinement as “the act of adding detail, estimates, and order to items in the Product Backlog.” New and even experienced agile teams often underestimate the importance of well-groomed stories and find the process of reviewing numerous stories...

Becky Moshenek, ANCILE Solutions
Agile and DevOps Transformations in Large Organizations[presentation]
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Many large scale organizations experience significant challenges as they pursue agile and DevOps transformations. They embark on adopting agile practices yet fail to reap the benefits of continuous release and delivery. Siraj Berhan explores common challenges—people, processes, technology....

Siraj Berhan, Royal Bank of Canada

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