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Agile + DevOps West 2019 - Digital Transformation

Tuesday, June 4

Jeff Payne
Coveros
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Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

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...

Nathen Harvey
Google
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Beginning a Cloud Migration

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

There are many ways to take a traditional application to the cloud. From lift-and-shift to rewriting the application as a series of cloud-native microservices or even rebuilding the application as a series of serverless cloud functions. These options all come with tradeoffs, and it is easy to get stuck debating the merits of each approach. This tutorial provides practical advice coupled with hands-on labs to help illustrate some migration approaches. Start with a traditional application, running in a traditional way, and explore some paths to the cloud. Participants will use a number of...

Gene Gotimer
Coveros
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DevOps for Leadership

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Competitive markets dictate an ever increasing need to be able to react quickly and deliver business value and quality efficiently. Organizations who cannot evolve to the newer and faster paced delivery models will not survive. DevOps is necessary to deliver robust software solutions and products quickly and reliably, without increasing risk or sacrificing quality. Today’s leaders need to understand what DevOps is all about and how to implement it across the enterprise to remain competitive and facilitate growth. This interactive workshop will explain what DevOps is and isn’t, what...

Wednesday, June 5

Richard Mills
Coveros
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DevOpsing Your Greenfield: Cultivating New Growth

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Your project sponsor presents a golden opportunity with a brand-new project, saying, "I want to do some DevOps on our new agile project!" Sigh. Your response: "How about we be agile and adopt a DevOps approach to structuring our teams, designing our architecture, and leveraging automation to rapidly deliver value to our customers?" There—we've set the mood. Greenfield projects provide a unique opportunity for us as DevOps professionals because they don't come with baggage. But where you do you actually start? Unlike legacy projects, new projects don't have a set of pre-existing challenges...

Bill DeVoe
Artemis Agile Consulting
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Pushing Pennies: Playing with the Principles of Product Development Flow

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Most agile practitioners first learn by reading a book, taking a class, or attending local meetings. But learning concepts works best when we can put some concrete examples and practice behind the theory. Being able to talk beyond anecdote and theory and demonstrate why something works the way we think it does is a powerful lesson. Join Bill DeVoe as he leads the audience in a few exercises to illustrate key agile and lean concepts. First, learn about the fallacies of multitasking and how to properly structure our work. Then complete an exercise demonstrating how typical projects work and...

Shareen Gurley
Capital One
Capital One
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DevOps: A Journey of Automation That's Worth the Wait

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Continuous delivery is really about one thing: quickly responding to market changes. As with many teams, Shareen Gurley and Narasimha Yalamala's journey began with automation, which seemed never-ending. But to be effective with your DevOps implementation, you need to have solid technical and quality practices to ensure your code is always in a deployable state. If you don’t know exactly where you are going, how will you know when you get there? Join Shareen and Narasimha as they share the prerequisites for creating effective development delivery pipelines, integrated with critical...

Bob Galen
RGalen Consulting
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An Agile Fireside Chat with Bob Galen

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Come get your questions answered by an agile expert! We won't have an actual fireside, but Bob Galen will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the topics that are most important to you. Bob is an experienced agile coach with a broad range of knowledge on almost any agile topic—practices, leadership, or methodologies. And he wants to discuss whatever interests you. Bring your questions and be ready for a lively, interactive discussion.

Stan Guzik
S&P Global
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Case Study: An Engineering-Focused, Scaled Agile Rollout at Standard & Poor's

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

A large company moves to agile, but when the going gets tough, they abandon all their agile processes and revert to old ways—which are now a combination of Scrum and waterfall—and delivery is worse than before they started. Usually, what happens next is the CTO gets removed, and the new CTO comes in and proclaims again that we are all moving to agile to re-energize the organization, and they start their transformation once more. Have you seen this movie before? The agile transformation for Standard & Poor's played out this way twice, but finally, the third time was the charm—their last...

Greg Sypolt
Gannett | USA Today Network
Sandy Park
Apptest.ai
Angie Jones
Applitools
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Panel: What's the Next Big Thing in DevOps?

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you comfortable with what DevOps is now but wondering what you will have to worry about next? Or just curious about what our experts think will be the next big thing in DevOps? Come listen to our panelists as they answer questions about the future of DevOps—or at least some possible futures. This panel is looking to answer your questions about where the industry is headed, so be ready to participate.

Thursday, June 6

Melissa Boggs
Scrum Alliance
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Exhaustion Is Not a Status Symbol

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We set out to transform the world of work with agile, yet we've heard the Scrum sprint cycle described as a “hamster wheel,” an endless conveyor belt of backlog and sprint reviews that developers cannot escape. Join Melissa Boggs in a discussion about the pitfalls of a competitive culture and how we in the Scrum community, even with the best of intentions, could be accidentally responsible for continuing to spin the hamster wheel. Hero culture has been discussed before, but have we addressed our own potential culpability in creating it? We need to make sure that the principles and...

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant
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Fishbowl Discussion: How Much Automation Is Enough?

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

These days, everyone knows some automation is a necessity. More usually feels better. But when are you done? Or when do you stop for now? How can you tell if adding automation is no longer helping, or is even distracting from the real issues? Because the answer is "It depends," you'll want to listen to the wisdom of others who are on the same journey. In a fishbowl discussion, 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...

Kimberly Andrikaitis
Elissen Group
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Distributed Scrum Teams Whack-a-Mole:
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Common Obstacles

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The challenge: Taking a newly formed distributed team from mediocre to high performing despite language/cultural/time zone differences, misunderstanding of Scrum and the "us" vs. "them" mentality. Join Kimberly as she walks through her journey with challenges in relationship building, shifting the agile mindset, lack of focus, and sad ceremonies. Kimberly has experimented with various ideas to bridge these gaps and has created an extensive toolbox to share with attendees and agile peers. Attendees will leave with real-world strategies on how to cultivate team identity, educate on agile...

Greg Sypolt
Gannett | USA Today Network
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The Evolution of a Continuous Integration Pipeline

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Each month more than 120 million unique visitors access content from USA TODAY and Gannett’s local media organizations, making them the largest US newspaper publisher by total daily circulation. The company’s continuous integration pipeline has evolved from a slow-moving tortoise to a sprinting hare and continues to evolve today. When they started their pipeline, everything was a manual process. Now they have a dedicated operations team that oversees onboarding, maintains the infrastructure, cares for the continuous integration and continuous delivery tools, provides continuous support,...

Lithespeed
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People Operations in a Teal Organization - Tools and Techniques from our Journey

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

When we first saw Frederic Laloux's "Reinventing Organizations" we immediately said ‘Hell yes, we are doing this - we should never work any other way!’ On our journey to Teal, we have undergone many transitions and experiments. We will share some of our challenges moving towards a deeper teal culture and our goal of developing tools for creating a system of organizational development and self-management. We will share our real-world experience using distributed decision making and organizational structure, self-management for the whole organization, People Operations, peer to peer feedback...

Gene Gotimer
Coveros
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Pyramid Discussion- DevOps Adoption in Large, Slow Organizations

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Are you in a large, plodding enterprise but beginning, in the midst of, or considering a move towards DevOps? Unsure how or even if it will work, but know you have to make a move anyway? Do you want to hear from your peers on how they've managed so far? A pyramid discussion starts as a series of one-on-one conversations between the participants. After each pair hashes out their thoughts with each other, they join another couple to refine their points and hear pros and cons. After a while, those four join with four more, and so on until there is only one discussion with everyone sharing and...

Kim Brainard
Agile Brain Group
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Leading in an Era of Constant Change

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

Change is a good thing. Leading in an era of constant change can be frustrating. Putting a company through a significant transformation is a serious process that takes a lot of people, time, and money. However, if your organization doesn't innovate and change by market-driven needs and demands it will fail - it's just that simple. So how do you do it? This workshop will introduce five key factors to successful change management. You'll not only learn about the five keys, but you'll also experience them. Take away how change can be invigorating instead of exhausting. Attendees will go...