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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Enterprise Agile/ DevOps

Tuesday, November 10

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TG

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

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

DZ4

Before Disaster Strikes: Training DevOps Engineers for the Worst

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

Picture this: you are startled awake in the middle of the night by a phone call from your supervisor. An emergency has occurred in production, and the only description is that a heavily trafficked site is down. You rush to a conference call with five of your colleagues to find that everyone has a different assessment about what the problem is and how to fix it. There’s no plan in place for this, and as the DevOps engineer, the decision and responsibility for fixing the problem is yours. There’s only time to try one of these methods; you have minutes, not hours, to find the issue and...

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...

DZ5

DevOps Your Amazon Skills

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

Since 2011 voice assistants have been entering our lives little by little. It wasn't until 2014 that Amazon created the Echo devices with its built-in assistant, Alexa. In 2018 they give us the opportunity for anyone to add functionality through skills, it means to be able to create voice based applications for the first time. Developing an Alexa skill can be a lot of fun, but nobody likes to find negative comments and reviews in order to begin to identify and correct bugs. Skills developers use tests and automation to minimize these risks. In this talk, I will talk about how to test your...

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...