Agile + DevOps East 2020 Tutorial: Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Half-day Tutorials

Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Half-day Tutorials

Monday, November 9

Julee-Everett
CCG Analytics
MD

3 Steps to Grow your Product Culture and Build Products Users Love

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

There is a shift happening. A shift puts the user closer to the center of our work than ever before. We are moving away from the question "Are we building it right?" to asking "Are we building the right thing?" This approach isn't new - it's growing in response to the increasing speed and complexity of competing in today's marketplace. It's founded in Design Thinking and human behavior. A study by the Design Management Institute's says Design companies outperform others by 211% percent! You know the names; you use the products - companies like Apple, Starwood, Nike, Walt Disney to name a...

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Lean/Agile Metrics for the Rest of Us

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

For many agile practitioners, software metrics beyond a burndown chart are little understood or, perhaps, very scary because poor metrics can be worse than no metrics. In this enlightening session, Larry Maccherone explores how you and your organization can use metrics to bring management and lean/agile teams closer rather than becoming a wedge that drives them into conflict. Larry covers the entire lifecycle of the metrics process—from metric selection to reporting data—in compelling ways. You’ll gain an understanding of a wide range of concepts including common (101-level) metrics,...

Linda Rising
Independent
MF

Busting Myths around Organizational Change

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

You're smart, and the people in your organization are smart. So making an organizational change should be easy—simply craft a transition plan and transparently explain the benefits, and it will all go smoothly, right? Not quite. Linda Rising will tackle this assumption and other organizational change myths. Learn about patterns for introducing new ideas and some useful tips for helping you grow any innovation step by step, starting right when you get back to the office.

Kate Wardin
Developer First
MG

Developer First: A New Leadership Mindset

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Developer First Leadership is the drive to focus on the growth and advancement of your team members before yourself. Kate Wardin will demonstrate how developer-first leadership can translate directly to the daily lives of technical leaders. Participants will leave with tactical methods to truly embrace the human side of software development and serve your teams as intentional, respectable, and inspiring leaders. Participants will be required to step outside their comfort zones as they share personal experiences and discuss challenging topics such as: giving feedback, working with different...

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An Agile Coaching Practicum in 360 degrees

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Let’s face it, agile coaching isn’t for the timid or faint of heart. In most companies, it’s an incredibly challenging and nuanced role. And an important part of it is having the ability to coach in 360 degrees: downward—across your teams, outward – across managers and peers, and upward—towards those pesky leaders. Oh, and did we say that virtually EVERYONE is an agile coach? In this workshop, join Mary Thorn and Bob Galen as they share tools and experiences coaching in all directions. They will review three different coaching models from the X-Wing, to Powerful Questions, to 9-Stances, to...

Julee-Everett
CCG Analytics
MI

Product Backlog Refinement: Tell the whole story, not just the User Story

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Going Agile implies a lot of change. It’s all about breaking work down into small chunks, radical collaboration, and freedom to deliver through self-organizing teams. So, what about Requirements? Teams still need to have a backlog of requirements to work from. But how do you evolve from long, detailed specifications to lightweight, incomplete Product Backlog Items? How do you know when you have enough to get the development team started, but not too much so you don’t create the solution? With Agile Requirements, we paint the broad strokes, focus on only documentation that adds value, and...

Steven Granese
AgileThought
MJ

The Transformation Mindset: A Leader's Guide to Embracing Agile

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Many leaders want to transform their organization to become more agile, adaptive, and responsive to the market. However, most do not deeply understand how to lead their organization through such a massive change. They install prescriptive scaling frameworks and send employees to training, but discard the elements of true transformation that are difficult. When the inevitable failure ensues, they switch frameworks, fire people, and revert back to what worked for them in the past. What these leaders fail to recognize is that the mindset they used to build their organization conflicts with...

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant
MK

Fishbowl: Liberating Structures

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Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Liberating structures offer a revolutionary solution to collaboration in groups by using a handful of simple rules to unleash and involve everyone, enabling groups of any size to work at the top of their intelligence. Discuss them with peers and experts in this fishbowl discussion, where the audience members sit in a circle of chairs in the middle of the room. Several brave souls will fill all but one of the chairs in the "fishbowl." When you want to join as a speaker, you enter the fishbowl and sit in the empty chair, and one of the other speakers will voluntarily leave so that one chair...

Tuesday, November 10

Jennifer-Bonine
AI Appstore, Inc.
TC

What's Your Leadership IQ?

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

Have you ever needed a way to measure your testing leadership IQ? Or been in a performance review where the majority of time was spent discussing your need to improve as a leader? If you have ever wondered what your core leadership competencies are and how to build on and improve them, Jennifer Bonine and Jeremias Rößler as they share a toolkit to help you do just that. This toolkit includes a personal assessment of your leadership competencies and the evolution of testing and testing leadership. They will explore a set of eight dimensions of successful leaders, provides suggestions on how...

Blaine Carter
Oracle
TD

CI/CD Tools for Database Development

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

The database is one of the most critical components of just about any application. Unfortunately, it is also often overlooked when it comes to automating the development process. Too often database changes simply take the form of "a bunch of scripts we hope work". The good news is that there are a lot of tools available to help automate and test database changes, many of them are open source. In this hands-on workshop, experience Open Source tools you can use to help integrate your Database application development into your CI/CD pipeline. Begin by using a schema migration tool to manage...

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Bob Galen
Vaco
TE

Creating a High-Performance Agile Team

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

Many teams have a relatively easy time adopting the tactical aspects of agile methodologies. Usually a few classes, some tools’ introduction, and a bit of practice lead teams toward fairly efficient execution. However, these teams are quite often simply going through the motions—neither maximizing their agile performance nor delivering as much value as they could. Borrowing from their experience and lean software development methods, Bob Galen and Mary Thorn explore high-performance team patterns, which are the thinking models of mature agile teams, including large-scale emergent...

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...

Dana-Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC
TH

Don’t Make Your Training Work Against the Brain!

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

We’ve all been there - 300 pages PowerPoint slides, a full day ”brain dump” lecture-style attempt at upskilling for a new technology or onboarding new hires. Boring and ineffective!  Our brain will surely fight back by forgetting 70% of it the very next day and almost all of it in about a week. What a waste of time and money! Join this tutorial to experience a different way to learn, train, and facilitate your meetings. Dana Pylayeva will take you through best practices for designing and delivering your content for long-term retention. You will be introduced to some of the key ideas from...

Jennifer-Bonine
AI Appstore, Inc.
TI

Getting Started with AI Approaches

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

How do you train an AI bot to do your software testing and speed development and delivery? Integrating AI into your development activities can be intimidating, but in reality, it is pretty easy it just takes some strategy. Learn how to directly apply AI to real-world problems, without having a Ph.D. in computer science. Jennifer shares a wide survey of all the different ways AI is applied to software today. Get some hands-on experience using AI. Whether you are just AI-Curious or want to reap the benefits of AI-based DevOps approaches on your product today, this session is a must to...

Dana-Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC
TJ

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and LEGOs

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

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...

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Bob Galen
Vaco
TK

Learning How to Lead High-Performing Agile Teams

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Currently much of agile adoption—coaching, advice, techniques, training, and even the empathy—revolves around the agile teams. Leaders are typically ignored, marginalized at best, and in the worst cases even vilified. But Bob Galen and Mary Thorn contend that there is a central and important role for managers and leaders within agile environments. Join Bob and Mary as they explore the patterns of mature agile managers and leaders. Examine why those who understand servant leadership know how to effectively support, grow, coach, and empower their agile teams in ways that increase the team's...

Alan Couch
Coveros
TL

Threat Modeling

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

If it seems as though attacks are always getting better, it’s because they are. Computers, apps, networks, and connected devices are all subject to different types of threats. Systems are facing new threats from things such as voice cloning and computational propaganda. Not to mention the growing importance of threats “at the human layer.” All of this can make it hard to keep up, let alone get ahead of potential threats. So isn’t it time that the threat modeling used by security pros, developers and systems managers evolve? Join Alan Crouch as he shares his knowledge and experience on...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TN

What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

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...

Melissa Benua
mParticle
TO

Test Design for CI/CD Delivery

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

Imagine this … As soon as any developed functionality is submitted into the code repository, it is automatically subjected to the appropriate battery of tests and then released straight into production. Setting up the pipeline capable of doing just that is becoming more and more common and something you need to know about. But most organizations hit the same stumbling block—just what IS the appropriate battery of tests? Automated build architectures don't always lend themselves well to the traditional stages of testing. In this hands-on tutorial, Melissa Benua introduces you to key...