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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
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
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
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
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
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
Large-Scale Agile Test Automation Strategies in Practice[presentation]
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After providing an introduction to several key agile testing concepts—including the Automation Triangle and the Test Automation Quadrants—Geoff Meyer discusses approaches to effectively deliver automated testing. Geoff shares practical insights and demonstrates how they were employed...

Geoff Meyer, Dell, Inc.
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.
Well Begun Is Half Done: Creating Dynamic and Living Team Charters[presentation]
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Aristotle once stated, “Well begun is half done.” However, many agile initiatives suffer from a feeble launch. So how can we increase the likelihood of success for a team or organization? By developing a sound team charter. Beginning with the end in mind, we use retrospective techniques to...

Linda Cook, Project Cooks, LLC, and Chris Espy, SolutionsIQ
Test Data Management: A Healthcare Industry Case Study[presentation]
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As IT systems increase in both scale and complexity, delivering quality applications becomes more challenging. In addition to creating and executing test scenarios, testers need to create and maintain the test data that enables test execution. Test data management (TDM) creates and...

Jatinder Singh, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and Shaheer Mohammed, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Continuous Integration Is for Everyone—Especially DevOps[presentation]
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Continuous delivery and deployment are taking center stage in the DevOps conversations. Neither continuous delivery nor deployment are easy to jump into, and both make a lot of assumptions about the applications being released. Continuous integration (CI), however, is for everyone who...

Chris Riley, Sauce Labs
Improvisation for Agile Skill Development[presentation]
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In today's economy, the Creative Economy, businesses face a disrupted, highly competitive and constantly changing landscape. To thrive in the Creative Economy team members, managers and executives will need to become and remain Agile. Improvisational Theater provides us with a proven model...

Robie Wood, ImprovAgility, and Jody Wood, ImprovAgility

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