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Agile + DevOps East 2018 - Keynotes

Wednesday, November 7

John Willis
SJ Technologies

Beyond the Phoenix Project

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 8:45am to 9:45am

Five years after the bestselling DevOps book The Phoenix Project took the world by storm, John Willis and Gene Kim set out to research and describe the foundational ideas that DevOps and The Phoenix Project are based on. The outcome is an audio-based book titled Beyond the Phoenix Project that describes how lean, safety culture, human factors, and learning organizations converged to create DevOps and revolutionize the IT industry. In this keynote talk, John Willis discusses how concepts from Deming, Goldratt, Dekker, Cook, Argyris, and Senge influenced DevOps thinking and how the effort to...

Tricia Broderick
Agile For All

Leadership Journeys Start from Within

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Becoming an amazing leader means achieving high-performing results. However, this journey of growth and learning has plenty of ups and downs, twists and turns, and results and surprises. After years of leadership coaching and practice, Tricia Broderick has noticed several key patterns that have prevented people from taking the next step toward growing their leadership skills. Some of the common questions are, "What if we risk failure?" "Why won't my team step up?" and “Am I still adding value?" Tricia says that to achieve high-performing teams, leaders must challenge these patterns through...

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

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 8

Andrea Goulet

Empathy-Driven Development

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Empathy is a technical skill. Don’t worry; you read that correctly. While empathy is often cited as a critical “soft skill,” it doesn’t stop there. Empathy is also an incredibly technical topic that is more accessible to analytical engineers—and more vital to building software—than you might think. Andrea Goulet, a noted expert on communication in the software industry, will debunk several myths around empathy, including that empathy is just a feeling, that technical folks can’t access empathy, and that empathy is just a high-level, touchy-feely fad. Andrea will demonstrate how empathy is...

Todd Olson

All We Need Is Product Love

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm

Today, we have more choices than ever for software products. The competition for our time and attention is fierce, and we tend to invest in only the products that we love. But product love can be elusive. User expectations have been recalibrated by the likes of Gmail, Facebook, and Instagram, yet many of the applications we build fall well short of these lovable experiences. Join Todd Olson in this keynote as he explores what it takes to create products your users love, where the end goal is not the minimum viable product, but the minimum lovable product. Creating and delivering an amazing...