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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Enterprise Agile/ DevOps

Tuesday, November 10

Jeff Payne

Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Agile initiatives always begin with high expectations—accelerate delivery, meet customer needs, and improve software quality. The truth is that many agile projects do not deliver on some or all of these expectations. If you want help to ensure the success of your agile project or to get an agile project back on track, this tutorial is for you. Jeffery Payne discusses the most common causes of agile project failure and how you can avoid these issues or mitigate their damaging effects. Poor project management, ineffective requirements development, failed communications, software development...

Wednesday, November 11

ASRC Federal

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 erodes...

Thursday, November 12


Agile Transformation outside the Development Team

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

The reasons why Agile is so attractive to Developers are often the same reasons why those outside the Development Team are not so enthusiastic. DevOps, seen as an extreme form of Agile in most non-Development circles, coupled with difficulties with Scaling, often lead to distrust in decision-making circles. Engagement in a range of Digital Transformations implemented using Agile techniques, along with a variety of Consulting engagements assisting Organizations on the journey to Agile have provided opportunities to learn what the obstacles are and to develop some techniques for dealing with...

Newport News Shipbuilding

The Elevator Switch: Switching Conversations, About Change, From Negative to Hopeful

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

What would you do if you overhear negative conversations about change in your organization? I’ve started a movement to switch conversations, about change, from negative to hopeful, by acting in the moment. In this interactive presentation, we’ll set the stage with a concept most are familiar with: The Elevator Pitch. Then we’ll define the problem: The Elevator Glitch. This is when conversations about change turn negative. Next, will learn a simple technique* called The Elevator Switch to help you turn conversations from negative to hopeful. Finally, you will have an opportunity to practice...


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...