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Agile + DevOps East 2022 - Test Automation Engineer

Customize your Agile + DevOps East 2022 experience with sessions covering test automation for engineers.

Monday, November 7

EPAM Systems

A Quality Engineering Introduction to AI and Machine Learning

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Although there are several controversies and misunderstandings surrounding AI and machine learning, one thing is apparent — people have quality concerns about the safety, reliability, and trustworthiness of these types of systems. Not only are ML-based systems shrouded in mystery due to their largely black-box nature, they also tend to be unpredictable since they can adapt and learn new things at runtime. Validating ML systems is challenging and requires a cross-section of knowledge, skills, and experience from areas such as mathematics, data science, software engineering, cyber-security,...

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Achieving Product Ownership Excellence – What Does “Good” Look Like?

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

While there seems to be a clear description of the Product Owner role, the sad reality is that there is a tremendous amount of variety in the “real world”. There are also quite a few impediments standing between Product Owners and effectively doing their jobs. Much of this is due to organizational pressure and misunderstanding rather than by the Product Owners themselves. Well, forget the excuses, pressure, hand waving, and debate. In this workshop, we’re going to explore what solid, fantastic, excellent agile Product Ownership looks like. First, we’ll use a model called the 4 – Quadrants...

Industrial Logic

Rethinking Product Strategy & Customer Discovery

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

In many organizations product ideas often lack customer or business validation. Products or features tend to be a manifestation of a HiPPO (highest paid person’s opinion) or blind feature matching of a competitor. Likewise, product strategies are often pithy phrases, uninspiring targets, or contain too many goals to be actionable. Neither of these needs to be true! Using lightweight, evidence-based approaches that guide product discovery with demonstrable outcomes is key to finding customers and generating business value. Once a product idea has been refined, a well-designed and deployed...

Agile Play Consulting LLC

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and LEGOs

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Organizations today can no longer afford to deliver new features to their respective markets once a year or even once a quarter. In the attempt to catch up with the competition, they jump onto DevOps journey starting with the "How" and losing the sight of "Why" and "What". Join this gamified simulation tutorial to gain a solid understanding of foundational principles of the DevOps culture. Experience the benefits of DevOps transformation even before initiating one in your enterprise! This tutorial is ideally designed for organizations that are evaluating their approach to DevOps...

Industrial Logic

Continuous Product Road Mapping & Collaborative Prioritization

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

For a lot of people, product roadmaps are something between a stack of lies and an act of futility. That’s because they are typically just a wishlist of features; often with deadlines that are wild guesses or imposed from On High. What’s worse is that the items in a product roadmap often lack true prioritization, change priority frequently, or are merely prioritized at the whims of a HiPPO (highest paid person’s opinion). However, product roadmaps do not need to be riddled with such frustration! Good product roadmaps are useful tools that establish a continuous process that balances...

EPAM Systems

How to DevOps Your Testing Strategy – An Exercise in Value Stream Analysis

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The DevOps movement is here. Companies across many industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add greater value to the business. DevOps really...

Tuesday, November 8


Hands-on HELM: Templating Your Way to a Brighter Future

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

With the introduction of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the advancements of software architecture towards the use of microservices and containerized applications, open-source container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes have become extremely popular for automating software deployments. While Kubernetes has helped solve the complexities of container orchestration it has also introduced new complexities dealing with deploying and managing applications. Using an open-source tool like Helm will help reduce the complexities of application deployment, enabling teams to...

Jeff Payne

What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

DevOps is more than a buzzword or a passing fad. It's a radically new approach to rapidly deliver high-quality software applications. However, many organizations don’t fully grasp the magnitude of this change or what it means for everyone involved in the software development lifecycle. Jeffery Payne says that DevOps—when done right—drives higher quality and efficiency into software development, software testing, and application management activities. It empowers teams to remove impediments to quality and productivity throughout the entire software lifecycle. However, when DevOps is done...

Arlen Bankston
Adaptagility LLC

Designing (Much) Better Agile Meetings

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Many teams have been following the same few patterns for facilitating sessions such as Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and backlog refinement events for decades now. However, while these well-trodden approaches can be good starting points, there are ways to make them tremendously more effective with minimal effort. You will learn to design agile meetings that account for your particular circumstances and goals while wasting as little time as possible. First, Arlene will cover Exploring the True Purpose of Agile Meetings – Is the Daily Scrum more about status or planning? Is...

Wednesday, November 9


Transformation Leadership in Action

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Leading and driving change in our companies, organizations, and teams can be as difficult as pushing a wet rope uphill! Even with the best processes and best tools in place, we may not achieve our business and customer satisfaction goals because our work environment is stuck in the status quo. Ultimately transforming an organization is about changing culture. Culture is influenced by our values, beliefs, goals, assumptions, purpose, priorities, and other factors. Therefore, transformational Leadership is a key ingredient in driving cultural change. Join Mike Sowers to learn more about the...

Novo Nordisk

Automated Continuous Compliance Testing in the Cloud Age

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Cloud computing is becoming ever more relevant, even in highly regulated industries. As these industries move deeper into the cloud age, compliance and security plays an important part in automated cloud deployment. However, compliance testing is usually left up to manual processes or monitoring tools scanning software solutions that have already been deployed to a given cloud environment. By sharing my story of how I built and distributed an automated continuous compliance test framework for software teams in Novo Nordisk, I hope to inspire the listeners to think about how they can...

Thursday, November 10

Cisco Systems

Languishing with Laggards—Moving from Dead Ops to DevOps

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We get it, there is tremendous value in our organizations and customers embracing DevOps practices. We've seen the need, we've experienced the struggle to tranform over the past decade and we're now reaping the benefits. But how do we help our coworkers and customers who may be stuck in low-gear? What are effective strategies to coax them to embrace a DevOps mindset?

Join us for this quick keynote where we share observations about the transformation of the networking industry and how it is changing through enabling new skills and product functionality. If you feel as if you're...

Solvera (A part of Accenture)

API Testing Made Easy With Postman

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Application program interface (API) has become the connecting tissue that allows the exchange of data and logic between software products and different layers of an application (data layer, service layer, and presentation layer). Multiple independent systems can be integrated easily with the help of APIs and its specification. Testing these APIs before and/or after they are consummated can greatly improve the efficiency of your test strategy as a whole because the API layer directly touches both the data layer and presentation layer, it presents itself as a good candidate for continuous...

Engaging the Hive Mind Through Swarm Test Planning

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Are you looking for more ways to shift quality to the left? Do you wish your team was more proactive and less reactive when it comes to quality? Do you rely on a single QA or developer to come up with all of the test cases on their own?

We know that from concepts similar to Mob Programming, the collective mind can often be more effective than any one individual. Applying this principle to testing, we introduce the practice of Swarm Test Planning.

In this session we will teach the concept of Swarm Test Planning, using structured brainstorming and heuristic categorization to...