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Agile + DevOps East 2019

Agile + DevOps East 5 Steps to a DevOps Transformation

For any continuously improving organization, certain actions are commonly applicable when going through large amounts of change. Dan Barker walks through the five steps to transformational change that he's found to be crucial for moving to DevOps processes.

Dan Barker

Agile + DevOps East A Festivus for Leadership Alignment

One of the biggest problems facing organizations that are moving to an agile mindset is leadership alignment across the concepts, principles, and tactics. On the face of things, every leader says they understand agile and that they’re aligned.

Mary Thorn

Agile + DevOps East A Fool with a Tool: The Dangers of Ignoring Culture by Overfocusing on Tools

Many organizations ignore culture and overfocus on picking and implementing the right tools. However, these tools have underlying cultural assumptions. If the current culture does not support these assumptions, then automation will only have limited success, or even fail altogether. 

Tim Guay

STARCANADA 2019

STARCANADA 2019 3 Steps to QA Success from a VP of Quality Assurance

Are you a leader with a quality problem? Every organization struggles with quality at some point in their product lifecycle. Knowing what to measure and how to build a culture of quality with specific and actionable methods is key.

Karen Holliday

STARCANADA 2019 A Framework for the Whole Team to Own Quality

In this practical and inspiring talk, Jess Ingrassellino will share how she developed collaborative test charters when she started working as the first exploratory tester at Salesforce.org.

Dr. Jess Ingrassellino

Advanced Principles of API Testing | Part 1

Come learn how to put together the advanced concepts of an API test in a framework that is scalable, robust, and easy to read and eliminates the brittleness in your checks.

Varuna Srivastava

STARWEST 2019

Are You the Best Leader You Can Be?

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. Have you ever stopped to analyze yourself to determine if you are the best leader you can be? Amy Jo Esser has had the joy of learning from many great leaders outside the testing arena, including John C. Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Mel Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Michael and Megan Hyatt, and Rachel Hollis.

Amy Jo Esser

Automating Accessibility Testing with Axe

Accessibility empowers users, increases diversity, and can drive higher adoption and higher growth of your digital services. The axe family of open source technologies has been designed with speed, ease of integration, and zero false positives in mind.

Dylan Barrell

Before and After You Say ‘I Do’ to Docker

Docker is the most popular containerized solution being used in the software industry for development. However, implementation can get complicated, tricky, and unmaintainable if all you understand is the record-and-playback features or think it is the same as using a virtual machine. 

Aprajita Mathur

Agile + DevOps West 2019

Agile DevOps West 5 Common Types of Mobile App Bugs Found Using AI

Among all mobile apps, the current error rate is believed to be at 15 percent. With a thousand new apps launching daily and a constant increase of mobile devices, there’s a need for a scalable solution to create and maintain high-quality apps, without hassle.

Sandy Park

Agile DevOps West A Successful DevOps Initiative Starts with Knowing Your Numbers

IT organizations that don’t know their risk factors and exposure are likely to make investments in DevOps that don’t matter. After working with several teams that lost their DevOps funding after making automation investments in areas that were not business constraints,

Anne Hungate

Agile DevOps West AWS Lambda: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

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

STAREAST 2019

STAREAST 8 Ways to Ruin Your One-on-Ones

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

STAREAST A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps

Where does testing fit in a DevOps world? DevOps encourages the development and operations teams to work together.

Katrina Clokie

STAREAST Agile Testing in a Waterfall World

What can a tester do when they join an organization that isn’t really agile—or maybe is (gasp) still waterfall? In these situations, it is important to focus on the values and principles that make up agile.

Kat Rocha

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