Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : Are You Looking at the Forest—Not Just the Trees? Improving Quality and Flow in an Agile, Continuous Delivery World.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Are You Looking at the Forest—Not Just the Trees? Improving Quality and Flow in an Agile, Continuous Delivery World.

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There are many companies today implementing Agile and DevOps practices – usually enabled by a microservices architecture. Most of them are focused on continuously delivering value to their customers within the boundary of a time-bound sprint. If you work at one of these companies or want to move in that direction – how does the Quality delivered by your team today compare to 3, 6, or 9 months back. Has it improved, stayed the same, or is it worse? By how much? Are you actively using that data to improve Quality? Join Ashwin Desai as he reviews how Hudl implemented a Lean-based approach that allowed them to measure Quality and Flow and how they used the measurements to Build Quality In, reduce Rework and improve Flow. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the measurements applicable to an Agile, Continuous Delivery organization that can be used to measure and improve Quality and Flow. They will also learn about the challenges, failures, and successes that Hudl had with implementing these measures and building a continuously learning organization.

Ashwin Desai
Hudl

Ashwin Desai has over 25+ years experience in software quality and is an experienced leader focused on leading and improving teams to deliver high quality at speed. He has experience in the eCommerce(proflowers.com, Sterling Commerce, IBM) and healthcare (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Plan) verticals and has worked as an automation architect, a DevOps leader and also as an overall quality leader. Ashwin is currently working as a VP of Quality at Hudl. Hudl offers a cloud based, sports video solution to help coaches and teams win, and is used by a majority of the high schools, colleges and pro teams in the US and around the world. He is passionate about building and growing high performing teams to deliver quality at speed with a focus on improving Quality and Flow.