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Agile + DevOps East 2019 - Keynote

Wednesday, November 6

Helen J Beal
Ranger4
K1

Making DevOps Evolution Happen

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Organizations of all types and sizes are adopting DevOps ways of working, and they’re seeing the benefits of delivering better value outcomes faster and more safely to their customers. Helen Beal will share her perspectives on where to get started with DevOps, how to maintain momentum, the steps a typical DevOps evolution takes, and the kind of things that stymie progress and frustrate vision. Using real-world examples from her own experiences, Helen will share success patterns and tactics for surfacing best practices, as well as highlight common challenges and how to overcome them. She...

Jaimee Newberry
Picture This Clothing
K2

Become the Person Everyone Wants to Work With

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Jaimee Newberry has learned—sometimes the hard way—that it’s the little things that can make us better coworkers to have on a team. These qualities often seem obvious, but they remain wildly overlooked. Drawing from her own experiences across twenty years in a range of industry roles, Jaimee will share true stories of at least a dozen tiny but important things she still sees every day that could make all the difference in how people work with you. You’ll walk away with actions to take in order to increase productivity, improve efficiency, clarify communication, and generally make yourself...

Nine Incredible Speakers
Lightning Keynotes
K3

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Lightning Talks consist of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. Some of the best-known experts will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Get multiple keynote presentations for the price of one—and have some fun at the same time.

Thursday, November 7

Andrew Glover
Netflix
K4

The Netflix Approach to Continuous Delivery

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Continuous delivery is the fuel that keeps the wheels of innovation turning. Without an ability to respond to customer needs efficiently, a business won’t thrive in today’s fast-paced world, because a customer’s alternative is a simple click away. Netflix has learned myriad lessons in its journey to increase member joy through the ability to rapidly, reliably, and safely deliver a wide range of software assets into multiple environments. By doing so, Netflix can regularly iterate its product by adding few features, fixing issues, and removing cruft; thus, it is always building what its...

Linda Rising
Independent
K5

Deception and Estimation: How We Fool Ourselves

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Cognitive scientists tell us that we are hardwired for deception—we’re overly optimistic about outcomes. In fact, we surely wouldn't have survived without this trait. With this built-in bias as a starting point, it's no wonder that software managers and teams almost always develop poor estimates. But that doesn't mean all is lost. We must simply accept that our estimates are optimistic guesses and continually re-evaluate as we go. Linda Rising has been part of many development projects where sincere, honest people wanted to make the best estimates possible and used “scientific” approaches...