Conference Presentations

Agile + DevOps East The MVP Mental Model

Here is a question we should all ask ourselves when building new software: Am I building in small chunks? Thinking and actions around the minimum viable product (MVP) are vital in creating a shift to full team and organizational agility.

Jim Grundner
Agile + DevOps East Enter the Agile Dojo

The dojo is an experiment-rich environment for the team that encourages adding pieces and tools as needed, pushing experimentation, and learning first. What makes this dojo special is how adaptive it can be, considering teams no longer are all collocated.

Christina Ambers
Agile + DevOps East Engaging Leadership: The Missing Piece for Enhancing Agile Adaptation

As W. Edwards Deming wrote, "It is not enough that top management commit themselves for life to quality and productivity. They must know what it is that they are committed to—that is, what they must do. These obligations cannot be delegated."

Reha Malik Gill
Agile + DevOps East The Nitty-Gritty Practices of Agile Coaching for DevOps

How do you coach a team from showing progress every two weeks to delivering multiple times a day? Challenging the status quo, running experiments, and forming learning communities may be part of the answer. 

Allison Pollard
DevOps Tools for Database Developers

You're thinking about modernizing your database development process ... someday. You have directories full of SQL files you use to build your application. You know unit tests should be included as part of your build process, and you are going to start adding them ... maybe next week. Does this sound like you? If you think modernizing your dev process will be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive, you may be surprised at how easy and cost-effective it is to get started. Blaine Carter will explore how to manage your database application in a continuous development pipeline. He will talk about some open source tools you can use to automate building and testing your applications and will cover Liquibase, utPLSQL, continious deployment, and Oracle ACCS. The sooner you get started updating your database development process with DevOps, the more it will save you in the long run.

Blaine Carter
Agile + DevOps East Story Mapping Forward and Backward with DevOps

User story maps capture the journey a customer takes with your product, including activities and tasks needed to make that journey a successful one.

Catherine Louis
Agile + DevOps East Selenium Tests at the Speed of Headless

Testing is shifting left. Developers want instant feedback on the quality of their code, and testers want to incorporate tests earlier in the pipeline without slowing down development efforts.

Alissa Lydon
Agile + DevOps East Example Mapping: The New Three Amigos

Example mapping is a collaboration technique used by teams to help refine requirements. Every team should have a set of “ready” criteria that includes some kind of workshop between development team members to establish a shared understanding.

Thomas Haver
Agile + DevOps East The Transformation Mindset: A Leader's Guide to Embracing Agile

Many leaders want to transform their organization to become more agile, adaptive, and responsive to the market. However, most do not deeply understand how to lead their organization through such a massive change.

Steven Granese
Small Batch Sizes Enable Everything—Even in the Government

Lean practices teach us that small batch sizes optimize flow of value to market. 

Kimberly Davis


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