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Using Lean XP to Supercharge Your Agile Delivery[presentation]
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Most teams that do agile development start with Scrum. And why not? Scrum is a proven method for focusing your team, ensuring that work adds value, and minimizing the risk with release. Then, after awhile, Scrum becomes stagnant. 

Jim Collins
Agile + DevOps East Transforming a Team of Agile Skeptics into Agilists[presentation]
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Teams can hesitate to adopt agile practices, even when there’s a clear desire for transformation at the executive level. But there are strategies for coaching agile-skeptical teams into an agile mindset. 

Scott Weiner
Agile + DevOps East Deception and Estimation: How We Fool Ourselves[presentation]
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Cognitive scientists tell us that we are hardwired for deception, which makes accurate estimation almost impossible. We must simply accept that our estimates are best guesses and continually re-evaluate as we go, which is the agile approach to managing change.

Linda Rising
Agile + DevOps East A Fool with a Tool: The Dangers of Ignoring Culture by Overfocusing on Tools[presentation]
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Many organizations ignore culture and overfocus on picking and implementing the right tools. However, these tools have underlying cultural assumptions. If the current culture does not support these assumptions, then automation will only have limited success, or even fail altogether. 

Tim Guay
Agile + DevOps East Effective Test Automation in DevOps[presentation]
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The ultimate objective of a DevOps approach is to deliver quality products to your customers as efficiently as possible. DevOps shops that achieved this state point to continuous testing as a key contributor to their success.

Lee Barnes
Agile + DevOps East DevOps without Measurement Is a Fail [presentation]
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The primary goal of DevOps is to provide velocity and quality through improved collaboration. However, without a tailored measurement framework to direct efforts to the problems that matter to the customer and the business, these goals are meaningless.

Tori Wieldt
Agile + DevOps East Deception and Estimation: How We Fool Ourselves[presentation]
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Offering examples from ordinary life, Linda Rising will demonstrate how hard it is for us to see our poor estimating skills, and then she’ll turn it around and give practical advice on living and working with the self-deception that is hardwired in all of us.

Linda Rising
Agile + DevOps East Legacy Code and Testing: Let's Energize It![presentation]
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Do you want to apply test automation to decade-old spaghetti code but aren't sure where to start? Many teams talk about needing automated tests in order to deliver faster, better quality but don't know just how to get there.

Leslie Lowman
Agile + DevOps East Agile Assessment: Helpful Remedy or Harmful Toxin?[presentation]
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Agile is a set of values and a mindset. As such, it can be hard to answer questions that leaders often ask, like: How agile are we? Are we getting more agile? What are the growth opportunities for our team?

Dan Neumann
Agile + DevOps East The Evolving Role of Manager in an Agile Environment[presentation]
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As teams become agile, are managers still relevant? Companies adopting agile are faced with many challenges, not the least of which is redefining some of the traditional roles.

Bharat Nagpal
Agile + DevOps East Changing Tires on a Moving Car: A Journey to Zero-Downtime Deployments[presentation]
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Applications built over the years carry historical design assumptions, such as that a few hours of downtime for maintenance upgrades every six months is acceptable. Today, embracing continuous delivery practices means more frequent releases, which means more downtime.

Pierre Vincent
Agile + DevOps East The Psychology of Chaos Engineering[presentation]
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Chaos engineering, failure injection, and similar practices have verified benefits to the resilience of systems and infrastructure. But can they provide similar resilience to teams and people? What are the effects and impacts on the humans involved in the systems?

Matty Stratton
Agile + DevOps East Stabilizing Continuous Testing in DevOps [presentation]
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Software testing lags behind the pace of features development and digital innovation. Despite recent advancements, testing remains one of the biggest challenges in DevOps.

Eran Kinsbruner
Agile + DevOps East KonMari Your Backlog: Tidying Up Those PBIs[presentation]
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Have you tidied up your personal life with Marie Kondo and are now wondering how to achieve the same effect in your work life? 

Julie Wyman
Agile + DevOps East Agile Actions for Facilitating Distributed Teams[presentation]
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Facilitating distributed team meetings can feel like having one arm tied behind your back and one eye covered. But you can free yourself of these constraints using other agile practices.

Mark Kilby

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