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Agile + DevOps West 2023 - Agile Practices

Wednesday, June 7

Zenergy Technologies, Inc.

Everyone...Is an Agile Coach

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Some perspectives imply Agile Coaching is for a small set of specialized agilists who serve to improve everyone else. Or that it’s a unique role that others, including managers, Scrum Masters, and leaders, will find difficult to impossible to master. This session intends to debunk those notions. Bob Galen subscribes to several generic notions in agile contexts. One is that everyone has leadership potential and can rise to be a leader. And the other is that everyone is a coach, can coach, and has a foundational responsibility to coach, regardless of their role. The only questions are will,...


Where the Rubber Meets the Road: How to Integrate DevOps with Development Teams

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

More engineering teams are adopting the use of DevOps practices in their product delivery, but sometimes it can be a struggle to integrate DevOps engineers into their organization and benefit from the investment they make in doing so. In other words, how can product owners gain a return on their investment in DevOps practices, which will lead to the benefits that DevOps promises? The solution begins with the DevOps engineers themselves and how they interact with the teams they support. It continues with the way their solutions are presented and adopted by their development team, and how...

Adam Sandman

Are You Scaling Agile or Just Failing Agile?

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

One of the limitations of standard agile methodologies is that they are designed to operate primarily at the team level, with product owners, developers, testers, and other disciplines working together as a single team. So when you want to adopt agile practices on large programs or within large organizations, you will need to think about how do you scale your agile processes. However, many of the “off the shelf” agile processes are not really agile at all, resulting in organizations breaking one of the cardinal rules of the agile manifesto - individuals and interactions over processes and...

Thursday, June 8

CGI Federal, Inc

Balancing Agile and Cybersecurity Implementation

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Over the past 25 years, software development has changed drastically due to evolving market demands. To respond to these needs, software development teams must reduce their time to market with releases that are more frequent. This has led the industry to move away from the waterfall methodology to agile development methodologies, thus enabling security to be engaged from inception instead of bolted on at the end of the process. While security methodologies rely more on a systematic and requirement-based approach to development much more conducive to the waterfall methodology, we must...

What the Titanic Disaster Can Teach Us About Software Quality

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

An engaging and entertaining session that takes lessons from the Titanic maritime disaster and uses them as jumping off points for lessons about software quality. As an example—on the Titanic, the lookouts did not have access to binoculars, which impacted their ability to see icebergs in time to prevent the disaster. What tools are we missing that allow us to see problems coming? By presenting this topic as a series of stories instead of as a dry set of bullet points, people will take away key details and be able to apply them to their own unique situations.

Xebia Academy

Using Neuroscience to Boost Your (Scrum) Events

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Inspired by Sharon Bowmans’ Training From the Back of The Room, this session will explore how you can use brain science to keep scrum events live, active, and worthwhile. For example, research shows that our brain 'disconnects' after ten minutes when nothing changes. In a training setting, you would use this knowledge to change the setting regularly, or to make short exercises or chunks of information. In a scrum event, you could use this knowledge also. How? That's what we will explore during this session. You will learn about neuroscience and how you can use it to activate your brain and...