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Agile DevOps West Mobbing, Pairing, Soloing, and Pipe Fires: A Personal History of Collaboration[presentation]
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Pair programming: the practice you love to hate! Twenty years after being introduced as part of Extreme Programming, the collaborative practice is still a thing.

Jeff Langr
Agile DevOps West How to Avoid Automation Framework Sinkholes[presentation]
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Test automation frameworks are constantly plagued by runaway costs and huge codebases that become maintenance nightmares. Successful automation frameworks are best defined under the “keep it simple, stupid” philosophy—KISS!

Laura Keaton
Agile DevOps West AWS Lambda: Best Practices and Common Mistakes[presentation]
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Serverless architectures relieve you of hardware and scaling setup concerns, and AWS Lambda functions are used by many organizations for serverless application development and automating DevOps tasks.

Derek Ashmore
Agile DevOps West The Lord of the Rings: DevOps Edition[presentation]
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Modern software delivery involves lean principles, DevOps practices, and of course tools. Implementing those elements in harmony will necessitate a change in how teams operate—more specifically, it will require a change in how managers think about teams.

Joseph Ours
Agile DevOps West Case Study: An Engineering-Focused, Scaled Agile Rollout at Standard & Poor's[presentation]
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A large company moves to agile, but when the going gets tough, they abandon all their agile processes and revert to old ways—which are now a combination of Scrum and waterfall—and delivery is worse than before they started.

Stan Guzik
Agile DevOps West Sparking End-to-End Agility[presentation]
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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[presentation]
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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[presentation]
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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 Pushing Pennies: Playing with the Principles of Product Development Flow[presentation]
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Most agile practitioners first learn by reading a book, taking a class, or attending local meetings. But learning concepts works best when we can put some concrete examples and practice behind the theory. 

Bill DeVoe
Agile DevOps West Hunting Sasquatch: Finding Intermittent Issues Using Periodic Automation[presentation]
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In pop culture, Sasquatch (aka Bigfoot) is an ape-like creature infrequently seen in the Pacific Northwest of North America—if he even exists.

Paul Grizzaffi
Agile DevOps West DevOpsing Your Greenfield: Cultivating New Growth[presentation]
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Your project sponsor presents a golden opportunity with a brand-new project, saying, "I want to do some DevOps on our new agile project!"

Richard Mills
Agile DevOps West Fantastic Outcomes and How to Measure Them[presentation]
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Do your metrics track what matters most to your organization, or do they merely quantify your adherence to a process? Is that process a good proxy for real results? In your environment?

Cheryl Hammond
Agile DevOps West Engaging the Other Half of the Room[presentation]
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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[presentation]
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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
Agile DevOps West What's That Smell? Tidying Up Our Test Code[presentation]
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We are often reminded by those experienced in writing test automation that code is code. The sentiment being conveyed is that test code should be written with the same care and rigor that production code is written with.

Angie Jones

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