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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Agile/DevOps Transformations

Wednesday, November 11

AW3

(E)mployee E(x)perience

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

“What’s on the inside shows up on the outside.” -Earl NightingaleAt the center of every company are the employees. As we move into 2020, an age dedicated to digital outlets that allow employees to have more potential places of work, companies need to move their focus on building sustainable employee structures to stay ahead of the competition. Adopting an agile mindset where individuals and interaction have more value over processes and tools, companies can create environments where continuous improvement is ingrained into the culture and not just something meant for software development....

Kim-Davis
ASRC Federal
AW17

DevOps Culture – A Transformational Component for Rapid Value Delivery in the Government

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

For government agencies, value generally flows through layers from the agency itself to various contractors and vendors, and eventually into the hands of the users. For meeting agency missions in a timely manner, it is imperative we build a culture of shared responsibility based on the foundations of DevOps and Lean Agile Leadership to transform how we’ve traditionally delivered products, solutions and services. This cultural transformation fosters a “badge-less society” where value driven collaboration becomes the core for delivering faster and with higher quality. This culture...

Thursday, November 12

Jeff_LaFavors
ClearlyAgile LLC
AT3

Measuring Success in DevOps Transformations

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

At the highest level, a successful DevOps implementation is meant to reduce the time between a developer’s commit to source control and that commit being available in a production environment, while maintaining quality. DevOps is a performance enhancer for Agile. While the measure of success for an Agile team is working product, the measure of a successful DevOps implementation is speed. Including DevOps in the process allows the team to deliver working product more often and with greater confidence. A team’s DevOps implementation should improve over time. There are several components to...

Allison Pollard
Improving
Zeenat-Fadwani
Lean Agile Solution
AT10

Partnering Up – Giving Leaders the Limelight of Transformation

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

As agile coaches, we feel the frustrations with teams and leaders, we see the pain points in the organization, and we want to lead people to a more lean-agile future. Moreover, agile coaches may put the weight of the entire transformation on their own shoulders. At times, our own egos can get in the way of our effectiveness by limiting our ability to partner with others and share the limelight.

What would it mean to share the burden of transformation—and the limelight—with leaders?

How can an agile coach enable them to be the face of the change and motivate others to think and...

AT17

Things We May Never Get Right

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

When there's no clear right way to solve a difficult problem, how do you avoid getting frozen in indecision?  How do you know if you made the right decision?  How do you know when a decision that used to be the best one isn't any more, and it's time to try something else?

We're part of a global marketplace developed and operated by multiple squads.  We consider ourselves a mature DevOps organization, but there are several things we've really struggled with over the years, and we've even reversed direction at times.  For example: Should designers be assigned to one squad for months...

michael-nir
Sapir Consulting US
AT24

Why do lean agile transformations fail? The good bad and ugly of lean agile and DevOps transformations

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Why do lean agile transformations fail more often than succeed? Teams argue about user stories, pointing systems and tickets. Mangers measure and compare teams based on velocity. Scrum masters going through the motions chasing the South Star. No one is validating customer hypothesis for fast feedback. In the turning point of the software digital age where organizations face a Cambrian extinction - the scientific application of agile, lean, design thinking, lean start up, lean UX, OKRs and DevOps together with high performing teams is crucial to business survival.

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