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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Keynote

Wednesday, November 11


Scaling Scrum without Crushing Its Soul

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am

At the core of Scrum is the empowered, self-organized team. However, when organizations scale, if they are not careful, they can disempower teams and destroy self-organization. When they do, they don't get what they are looking for, and the teams end up feeling defeated and unmotivated. When organizations impose order and consistency from the top down, they lose the benefits of Scrum. What organizations need is to scale the benefits of Scrum to multiple teams working together to deliver an integrated product, but without destroying transparency and the courage, respect, commitment, focus,...

Agile Play Consulting LLC

Taking Your DevOps Culture to the Fourth Ideal

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

How is your DevOps adoption going? Are you seeing results on par with the elite performers from the State of DevOps report, or is the transition causing anxieties and disengagement in your organization? Dana Pylayeva will zoom in on the cultural aspects of DevOps adoption and lead you through a number of experiments on a journey toward the fourth ideal: psychological safety. We will be using games and the Liberating Structures framework to practice turning DevOps fears into DevOps Culture success stories.

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

This keynote consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period, giving speakers the opportunity to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. Some of the most well-known experts in the software industry will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Join Mary Thorn as she facilitates speakers who will cover fun and exciting presentations. 

Thursday, November 12

Riot Games
Riot Games

The Business Agility Behind a Virtual Band that Topped Real-World Charts

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am

How did a virtual band top Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart? It was a desired yet unexpected result of building a foundation of business agility—not to avoid disruption or adapt to external forces, but to place our players firmly in the center of our universe. Ahmed Sidky and Michael Robillard will explain the business agility practiced by Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, whose characters make up chart-topping virtual K-pop girl group K/DA. They will discuss the "Copernican Revolution" that informs their mindset, and how they balance the interplay...

S&P Global Market Intelligence

The Change You Need to Become a DevOps Organization

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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Seven years ago, Aimee Bechtle began leading DevOps transformations. Her extensive and diverse experience as a transformational change agent across three very different enterprise organizations provided her with keen insights. Aimee will share the lessons she learned that allow her to meet people where they are in their journey, to understand how company history and culture influence the success rate of adoption, and to be empathetic to people’s tolerance for change. She will share with you how DevOps adoption and DevOps as a culture have changed since she first started practicing DevOps,...