Agile + DevOps East 2022 Tutorial: Agile + DevOps East 2022 - Half-day Tutorials

Agile + DevOps East 2022 - Half-day Tutorials

Monday, November 7

Tariq_King
EPAM Systems
MB

A Quality Engineering Introduction to AI and Machine Learning

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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
MC

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

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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...

Charlotte-Chang
Industrial Logic
MD

Rethinking Product Strategy & Customer Discovery

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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...

Dana-Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC
ME

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and LEGOs

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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...

Tariq_King
EPAM Systems
MF

An Agile-Not-Fragile Introduction to Microservices

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

The microservices architecture provides guidance for decomposing systems into small, loosely coupled, independently deployable and scalable services. Microservices align well with Agile development and DevOps practices because they enable new increments of the system to be delivered earlier, more frequently, and even continuously throughout the lifecycle. However, as with all new paradigms, there are pros and cons that must be considered when transitioning onto a new landscape. Join Tariq King as he gives you an agile-not-fragile introduction to microservices. You'll learn the...

Charlotte-Chang
Industrial Logic
MG

Continuous Product Road Mapping & Collaborative Prioritization

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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...

Adam_Auerbach
EPAM Systems
MH

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

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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...

Janna_Loeffler
mParticle
MI

How-To: A Quality Strategy Guide

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

Quality is more than testing alone. In this workshop Janna will cover the different aspects of quality and how Agile, DevOps, and Testing work together to drive a culture of quality. We will talk about quality and how to drive alignment across multiple stakeholders when it comes to quality at your organization . Janna will cover how to develop a document that will clearly define your quality strategy . You will learn about different layers of quality, how to set quality goals, and quality indicators to help gauge success. Leave with a template, tools, and the questions needed to help form...

Tuesday, November 8

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Ratings
Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies
TC

Creating a High-Performance Agile Team

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

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
TD

Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

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

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
TE

Accelerate Your Own DevOps Evolution

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:30pm

State of DevOps 2021 report by Puppet highlighted “shortage of skills” as one of the top 3 blockers to DevOps evolution. With so many skills, tools, and practices on the DASA DevOps Competencies framework, it’s easy to get overwhelmed while trying to decide what to learn next!

What will help you maximize your impact and increase your DevOps competency? Should you continue developing your technical capabilities or dive deeper into DevOps Business Management? Should you spend more time growing your self-regulation, collaboration, or leadership skills? How do you decide? What could you...

Tom-Stiehm
Coveros
TG

Threat Modeling

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

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 Jeffery Payne as he shares his knowledge and experience on...

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Ratings
Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies
TH

The Craft of Highly-Effective Agile Leadership

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

Based on the learning objectives from the iCAgile, Leading with Agility workshop, this ½ day version will explore the craft of agile leadership in guiding your journey to becoming a catalyst leader. Along the way, we'll explore the why of leading with agility, how to develop and grow your personal agility, tactics for developing and deepening your organizational relationships, and approaches for leading cultural and organizational transformation. Critical topics include your responsibility in shaping a culture that is inclusive, safe, empowered, aligned, and results/impact-focused. We also...

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TI

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
TJ

Designing (Much) Better Agile Meetings

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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...