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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2021 - Enterprise Agile/ DevOps

Tuesday, June 8

Jeff Payne
Coveros
TD

Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

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 9

Adam-Sandman
Inflectra
W9

Adapting Agile Methodologies for Use in Regulated Industries Such as Aerospace & Life Sciences

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

How to adapt agile techniques for planning, development and testing so that they can be used in larger more complex situations that have a high degree of regulatory complexity, such as life sciences, aerospace, automotive and defense. In this session I would like to discuss my experiences with planning, developing and testing software applications in industries such as healthcare and finance that are heavily regulated by the Government, with strict requirements for validation, traceability and evidence. During the session, I will provide several actual examples, based on experiences and...

Jean Dahl
Deloitte
W15

Tightening the Nuts and Bolts of Agile at Scale Program Management

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Applying Agile ways of working to large complex programs involves more than merely teaching your teams to sprint. It requires the building blocks of strategic planning, road mapping, and backlog prioritization to properly plan the work and deliver customer-centric value. In this session we will look at these essential components of Agile at Scale Program Management to successfully deliver large, complex solutions that entail both custom development and large, off-the-shelf COTS programs. Specifically, we will discuss the following topics: 1. How to apply Agile principles to At Scale...

W16

Product Development and The Cloud - From Foes to Friends

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Moving to the cloud has multiple benefits, including cost savings, scalability and flexibility. Product teams are under pressure to make use of cloud technologies in order to keep up with the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. But, moving an existing on-prem application to the cloud or even multiple clouds can be a challenge and burden to development teams and budgets. When an organization already has a significant investment in non-cloud technologies, it needs to find a way to leverage that investment and move forward in this new cloud-based world. In this session, we...

Michael-Faulise
BCforward
W17

The Importance of a QMO in World-Class Agile Teams

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

In today’s competitive environment, being the first to market is critical. But what happens when there’s a heavy focus on building teams and role changes that you place quality aspects of your transformation on the back burner. Your move to agility may run into impediments if you haven’t engaged quality from the beginning, or worse, they rush unfinished or buggy products to market. In our one hour discussion, we’ll talk about how organizations use an Agile Mindset and approach to transition from traditional ways of thinking to include a QMO when delivering quality products and solutions...

Thursday, June 10

Yulia-Pieskova
SimCorp
T1

Remote Onboarding: How to Make the Most of It

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

A lot of companies struggle with onboarding remotely. It often happens because of the lack the face to face interactions, communication challenges and difficulties tracking the process and therefore, reveal the potential of the new employees. Moreover, it often leads to overall drop in team performance. Therefore, I'd like to share the recipe of how to iteratively set up the efficient remote on boarding and adaptation period for the agile teams. Among our key success factors we had: cross-teams patterns development, adaptation plan with all team members involvement, challenging...

Mariya Breyter
Goldman Sachs
T4

Take your business to the next level with DevOps OKRs

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Objectives and Key Results, or OKRs are a popular concept nowadays. The reason why OKRs work is because they are about motivation (teams setting objectives that they are passionate about), collaboration (people who have similar passion collaborating to achieve results), and innovation (no one tells them how to achieve these results). OKRs are aligned across the organization so that everyone has a chance to contribute. One of the primary areas where OKRs are extremely important and not yet fully discovered is DevOps. The topic OKRs with a focus on one of the most complex and...

grant-fritchey
Redgate Software
T10

Deploying Your Databases Automatically in AWS

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

DevOps is all about a cultural change to how you manage your IT resources. However, the biggest challenge when implementing DevOps is learning all the necessary tooling in support of automation. The issue of automation is even more challenging when it comes to automating database deployments. This session will show you the tools and mechanisms needed to get your databases deploying through AWS. We’ll slowly add additional steps and tools within AWS to expand the complexity and functionality of the database deployment process. Understanding how to build out the bare bones of an AWS...

prashant-patil
Dell Technologies
T12

Quality Gates in Test Automation

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Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Our organization adopted the CI/CD model for all product validation tasks just over 1 year ago with automated testing being primary step in the pipeline. We discovered that test automation eventually became a bottleneck within the pipeline due to its flakiness and constant maintenance. We determined a need to treat test automation development similar to product development. This allowed us to define multiple Quality Gates in test automation development by utilizing our own CI/CD pipeline. Now, we have tremendous confidence in our test automation and its stability in product...

Craeg-Strong
Ariel Partners
T15

Bringing DevOps to an Entrenched Legacy Environment with the Kanban Method

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Innovative Silicon Valley companies like Etsy leverage DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices to achieve new levels of automation and agility, shrinking development lead times and deploying to production many times each day. However, many companies struggle to implement these practices for the legacy systems that run their core business. To make matters worse, the agile community offers relatively little practical guidance for implementing DevOps practices in legacy environments. Fortunately, the Kanban Method provides a practical way to gradually evolve these core systems towards...

pranay-chanda
Cognizant
T20

Continuous Evolution to Product Centric Operating Model: Enable Teams to Fly

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Everywhere we hear and see software driven organizations have led and dominated their industry. An essential ingredient has been a shift to Lean Agile mindset and product centric operating model built on three pillars – product & portfolio management, product development & delivery and product enablement. These unicorns begin each mission with what problems we need to solve, what culture we want to build, what good looks like? Then align expectations with leaders that change is a journey and not a destination. They experiment and iterate, celebrate small wins, learn from failures...

Rob-Cuddy
HCL
T22

Indiana Jones and the Temple of DevSecOps

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Remember Indiana Jones? For infosec, trying to navigate these days is a lot like those movies. How many relate to Indy, when going after a truck in Raiders of the Lost Ark, said “I don’t know, I’m making this up as I go”? Or feel like you're trying to find elusive vulnerabilities and it’s as hard as finding the Shankara stones in Temple of Doom? And ALL are trying to find the Security Holy Grail that will help manage risk – we know what happens when someone “chose poorly”. The truth today is people are much more aware of the need for security. Building trust is key to business success....