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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Enterprise Agile/ DevOps

Tuesday, June 9

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TG

Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

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...

Wednesday, June 10

Bob Galen
Vaco
AW1

Self-Care for Agile Leaders

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Servant leadership is a wonderful aspiration—serving your team, serving your peers, serving your leaders, and serving your organization. It’s an egoless and selfless endeavor and central to the agile mindset. But what often can get lost in all of this service is service to oneself. It may seem counterintuitive, but placing service to self first helps us serve others all the better. In this collaborative session, we will deeply explore the notion of leadership self-care, delving into aspects beyond simply taking time off or exercising. We'll take a step back and look at what gets in the way...

AW6

Agile Development Fireside Chat

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Brendan O'Leary definitely knows about development, agile, and DevOps. And he wants to hear the questions you have for him. Whether they are questions about programming languages, source control, continuous integration, the cloud, databases, XKCD comics, or how to operate in a company with more than a thousand completely remote employees, Brendan is willing to answer them. There won't be a real fireplace, but bring your questions anyway, and join Brendan for this interactive discussion.

Zach Bonaker
Walmart Labs
AW8

Cultivating a Culture of Teams

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The desire to transform an organizational culture to one that's inspired by teams is understandable. There is no shortage of evidence, both anecdotal and scientific, that suggests teams (and teamwork) are a competitive advantage. But despite the label of “team,” most organizations explicitly and implicitly manage teams like a matrix of individuals. This lack of support causes teammates to work independently, silo knowledge, and degrade the presumed results. What can managers and coaches do to encourage an environment where real teams can form? Zach Bonaker will provide managers, team...

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
AW10

5 Ways to Prevent Scrummerfall

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

There are many names for dysfunctional Scrum, one of which is "Scrummerfall"—embedding waterfall phases inside a sprint. It’s alive and well in 2020, more than 25 years after Scrum was first introduced. Yet the Scrum Guide says that you should have a definition of done and a potentially shippable increment at the end of each sprint, not keep rolling stories from sprint to sprint to take credit for partially done work. We hear development team members complaining at retrospectives all the time that we do not have enough time to complete all the stories. And team members often work overtime...

Alan Crouch
Coveros
DJ Schleen
Rally | United Healthcare
AW13

DevOps Fireside Chat

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

You've got questions about DevOps, and we've got DJ Schleen to answer them for you. He won't really be sitting by the fire, but he will be on hand to talk about all things DevOps, mobile security, ethical hacking, and pen testing. He's also an expert in DevSecOps and development pipelines, breaking down silos in an organization, and digital transformations at some of the biggest companies out there. And he wants to talk to you about your DevSecOps hopes, dreams, fears, and nightmares. Alan Crouch will be moderating, so bring your questions and be ready for a lively, interactive discussion...

Jean Dahl
Deloitte
AW17

Leading Lean: The Modern Approach to Enterprise Transformation

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Are you struggling to understand why your transformation efforts just don't seem to be producing the expected results, despite all of your planning and effort? Enterprise transformation is much more than the mechanics of teaching your Scrum teams to sprint and building a magnificent DevOps pipeline. Somehow, on our journey to agility, lean leadership aspects were left behind, to the point that lean and agile have become disconnected schools of thought. Agile was born out of lean, so how did this happen? Let's have a lively discussion about how to reconnect the dots so that today's...

Thursday, June 11

AT2

Agile Fireside Chat

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

You've got agile and lean questions, and Mary and Tom Poppendieck want to answer them for you. They won't really be sitting by the fire, but they will be on hand to talk about all things lean and agile. Mary has been a programmer, IT manager, and product champion and is well known for the Lean Software Development books that she wrote with her husband, Tom. Tom has been in computing for 25 years, working with health care, logistics, mortgage banking, and travel services, and he holds a Ph.D. in physics. Bring your questions and be ready for a lively, interactive discussion.

Sanjeev Sharma
Independent Consultant
AT5

DataOps: Eliminating Data Friction in DevOps

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The DevOps movement has led to the adoption of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) in the application delivery pipeline. The end goal of establishing a CI/CD pipeline is to achieve a continuous "flow" of releases as new features get built, integrated, tested, and deployed to production-like environments, and eventually to production. This flow depends on the continuous integration and delivery of small batches of code for database and environment changes. Data friction results from the inability to have the right data provisioned to the right environment when it is...

Gautham Pallapa
Pivotal
AT17

The Lean Agile Diet: A Healthy Way to Transform Your Enterprise

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Enterprise transformations are daunting—they require changing the operating model of an organization through people, process, technology, and culture. This necessitates having teams drive to identified business outcomes, learning new ways of working along with new technology stacks. While there is no formula for success, there are several successful patterns that Gautham Pallapa has observed in his interactions with organizations in different domains and levels of maturity on the lean and agile spectrum. Gautham will share his strategic framework to follow that he has successfully used at...

Bernie Maloney
Powered by Teams
AT24

Make New Mistakes: Leadership Lessons from an Agile Success

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Do you ever feel like the market moves faster than your marketing team? Could you imagine what’s possible if you’d be forgiven for making an honest mistake? Organizations introduce agile believing it will lead to greater responsiveness, resiliency, and resourcefulness, but agile is more than a process. Achieving agile’s full benefits comes from shifting the culture and mindset of a whole organization, sometimes as radically as leadership allowing teams to make mistakes. This philosophy was a driver in the fastest division in HP’s history to reach $1B, a hardware division focused on...

Infusionsoft
AT28

Using Security Chaos Engineering to Build Protected, Resilient Systems

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

The speed and scale of complex system operations within cloud-driven architectures make them extremely difficult for humans to mentally model their behavior. This often results in unpredictable and catastrophic outcomes that become costly when unexpected security incidents occur. There is a need to realign the actual state of operational security measures in order to maintain an acceptable level of confidence that our security actually works when we need it to. As an alternative to simply reacting to failures, the security industry has been overlooking valuable chances to further...

Craig Sebenik
Independent Consultant
AT30

Lessons Learned Moving to Trunk-Based Development

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Moving from a branching model, such as GitFlow, to trunk-based development isn't trivial or easy, but it is definitely worth the effort if increasing release velocity is your goal. Craig Sebenik led the transition to “trunk dev” at a couple of companies after being involved in a massive project at LinkedIn. Join Craig as he describes trunk dev and gives his perspective on the scenarios where the different flavors work best. Discuss what you lose by moving away from a branching model and what you gain with trunk dev, and why that transition will set up the team for future growth and faster...

Jonathan Graham
US Government
Kaylee Wichert
US Government
AT32

From Concept to Reality: A Modern Approach to Large-Scale Scrum in Government

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

The US Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) was chosen as the software development agent for a brand-new, multimillion-dollar acquisition program with an aggressive timeline. To meet this timeline, program development will utilize agile, DevOps, and user-centered design best practices. This effort requires adaptation of government business practices, plus a shift in culture. To maximize the likelihood of success, a new organization was established to pilot necessary changes. This session describes that organization's creation and how it is designed to embrace change...