Software quality should maximize the value of your strategy—not put it at risk. But the drive to transform forces companies to release faster while still needing to deliver quality products that attract customers and gain market share. Consequently, quality is often sacrificed to increase delivery velocity, and alignment between business and development is lost.
Agile + DevOps West 2023 - Industry Technical Presentations
Industry Technical Presentations (ITPs) are included in all pass types! View the 2023 Presentations below.
Wednesday, June 7
Turn Chaos into Payoff: Future-Proofing DevOps Strategies with VSM
Streamline and Turbocharge your Java and Big Data DevOps
In this session, come and learn about the challenges with managing both your Big Data infrastructure (like Kafka or Cassandra) and Java applications. Whether you deploy into the cloud or on-prem or hybrid, there are ways to better run these types of infra and apps. In this session, we'll discuss some strategies for running Java faster and more stable.
Software Quality & Testing based on End User Experience (EUX)
The words “quality” and “testing” are broad and loosely used words when developers and testers are testing an application or a business process flow. We can attain approval in functional and performance testing but if it doesn’t gain a positive end user adoption then what was gained? This session will dive into the different aspects of testing and what quality really means when looked at from different angels and the adoption of testing it from an End User’s perspective.
Going Beyond Agile, Lean, and DevOps with a Value Stream Approach
Enterprises are well on their way with Agile, Lean, and DevOps adoption and have made substantial gains. However, are they focused on the right thing? Adoption of software value stream management (VSM) has been on a slow rise, but the most recent “State of Value Stream Management” report shares that it is “Crossing the Chasm” - moving to main-stream adoption. Let’s talk about the opportunities VSM adoption presents to an organization and go beyond the technical pipeline truly aligning teams to delivering on the desired business outcomes.
Don’t Forget the Database
Complex enterprise applications are rapidly growing and evolving as DevOps sweeps through software development. However, many teams struggle to meet the demands placed upon them if they do not have a solution to speed up database development. Learn how prioritizing database development can accelerate the adoption of DevOps just like any other application
SRE within the Financial Industry
Thursday, June 8
AI and the Future of Coding
Over the years, we've seen countless shifts in how applications are built. New languages and frameworks have streamlined development. Visual and no/low-code have empowered those who aren't traditional coders to create apps.
And now we have AI tools which can create code "for us".
With these changes, where does this leave our developers?
MLOps: Testing and Deploying Machine Learning Models and AI Models
With the emergence of deep learning integrated into today's software products, a modern software development process needs an effective way to automatically test and deploy machine learning models as part of product delivery. In this presentation, Coveros CEO Jeffery Payne introduces deep learning AI models and how to effectively test and deploy them as part of product development. Approaches to testing models will be discussed as well as how to automate your deployment process when machine learning is part of your product.
Join this session to:
Build a Faster End-to-End Continuous Testing Feedback Loop
DevOps practices enable our teams to build and deploy software faster, speeding up the ability to get fixes and new features to users. However, achieving efficient continuous testing that provides fast feedback on impact to your user experience continues to be a challenge, either hindering velocity or risking shipping poor-quality software.
Boosting Business Agility with Value Stream and Scaled Agile Strategies
In today's business world, individual and team agility are not enough to compete. Businesses must also be able to respond quickly to market changes and regulations, which can be difficult and overwhelming. While value stream journey mapping and scaled agile approaches have been around for a while, we are now able to integrate them into product, project, process, and policy level thinking. This helps us infuse risk-driven thinking into business agility.
Navigating Icebergs with Trust in a Remote Company
Many teams are struggling to adapt to the new norm of remote work. In this talk, we look at the challenges of building trust and healthy information flow in a remote environment, then discuss strategies for creating a successful remote work culture.
The speaker’s previous company, Collage.com, was a pioneer in remote work, featured in a Harvard Business School case study. One principle that he applied was to treat every piece of bad news like the tip of an iceberg.