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Monday, August 5

15:45 EDT

But Why is it Shipped So Late? (Dr. Sam Swapn)
Limited Capacity seats available

Why should I see & hear this talk:
In a lot of seemingly agile environments software still does not get shipped very often. Teams work hard and create an increment usually within two weeks, still it gets stuck and does not get shipped and deployed to production. This is a big problem in software development. Why does that happen? How do we fix this problem? Implementing DevOps can help you ship more often by closer communication and collaboration between Development Teams and Support Teams. Close coordination and experimentation between these teams helps in faster recovery and faster delivery. That is why it seems, Forrester Research states that the 2018 was the "Year of Enterprise DevOps" and now more than 50% companies globally are applying DevOps.
What to expect from this talk
DevOps can work even at Enterprise Level if practiced correctly. I will talk about this, in a highly interactive and engaging environment, on how we dealt with this situation in a Case study from Leading Insurance FORTUNE 30 company when we were stuck and not to release, by applying Devops concepts of automation, lean, communication, and exploration- CI (continuous Integration)& CD (Continuous Delivery) we were able to solve the problem. When introducing DevOps here is how you can face challenges. With one challenge being that DevOps is not only about tools such as Maven, Docker, Containers, Micro services but a lot about ‘ silo mindset’. It is about bringing culture change that can help. Applying DevOps technique will help release faster,have fewer defects and frequent releases. In this highly engaging and interactive Case Study we learn concepts of DevOps, followed by an Exercise in which we play a Game:The DevOps Game- The Phoenix Project from Sogeti- to demonstrate the success that DevOps can bring to collaborative teams, and finally a Debrief session to answer questions in a Q&A time box that audience might have- we will highlight the benefits of applying DevOps.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will learn in a highly interactive and engaging environment and practice to work on 'key success factors' for faster delivery to production by applying DevOps.
  • By applying DevOps principles it will prepare Agilists to solve forward fixes problems and reduce failure rate for releases.
  • This session will also prepare participants to learn to resolve the culture related issues by applying DevOps and help create a shift in mindset required to be truly Agile teams.
  • With DevOps we collaborate and experiment between Development & Infrastructure teams and not just stop on creating the code but making sure it is delivered to production and released and business starts getting the benefits on their investments.


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Dr. Sam Swapn

Agile Coach, Agile Strategic Solution
I am an Agile Coach, a mentor, a friend, a philosopher, and a guide to many leading professionals in America and globally for last more than a decade. I have trained thousands, from C level executives to Team level, in Agility. I have more than three decades of corporate experience... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
National Harbor 6/7
Wednesday, August 7

15:45 EDT

Oops, We Inflicted DevOps on our Business--Now What? (Allison Pollard, Barry Forrest)
Limited Capacity filling up

It seems that everyone is aflutter with DevOps, the shiny new panacea for all of our software ailments. What technical goodness can DevOps bestow upon us? What riddles does it unlock for us as technologists? How do business goals align in order to wring the true value from DevOps?
Delivering value faster is a desire of many business and IT leaders, and it often looks like a win-lose proposition to achieve it. Metrics and edicts seem to have competing interests, like the car racer being told to "go faster" and "save fuel." Barry and Allison will share their experiences with organizations and teams embracing DevOps and how it impacted both IT and business. We’ll explore the dynamics of goals and the conflict they can incite through an interactive game to further dive into what happens when DevOps is and isn’t in tandem with agile coaching.
Join us to look at what it means to align business and IT goals for creating a successful DevOps culture and how agile coaching fits in.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognize lack of alignment between business and IT goals related to DevOps and know it doesn't have to be a win-lose proposition
  • Understand how approaching DevOps adoption (how the goal is set and communicated) can support or hurt a shared business vision and objectives
  • Describe where agile coaching can support lean product development and lean management concepts to amplify a DevOps culture


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Allison Pollard

Agile Coach, Improving
Allison Pollard helps people discover their Agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an Agile coach with Improving in Dallas, Allison enjoys mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters and fostering communities that provide sustainability for Agile transformations... Read More →
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Barry Forrest

Principal Consultant, Improving
Barry Forrest is a web developer, Scrum Master, and agilist. Barry loves helping make work life better for teams and leaving things in a better state than when he was introduced to the situation. Barry is also an award-winning homebrewer and an avid amateur photographer.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Thursday, August 8

09:00 EDT

Making Work Visible: Role of Information Radiators in Agile and Telemetry in DevOps (Anil Jaising, Suresh Chinnam)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

We all know how important Information Radiators in Agile and Feedback Loops (The second way of DevOps) is for making work visible in your software product development initiative. What does it take to design an Information Radiator? With a plethora of tools like Jira, Github, Jenkins, AWS and more, what data should be part of a modern Information Radiator or used for telemetry? What can be used to aggregate large amounts of data and what UI framework can be used to visualize this data? How do we get this large amount of data available in real time? Let's explore why making work visible is key to building a culture of transparency and how technologies like React, Nifi, Spring Boot and more can be used to build an telemetry dashboard

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain what are Information Radiators in Agile and Feedback Loop in DevOps
  • Design an Information Radiator or a Telemetry dashboard
  • Describe how technologies like Nifi and React can be used to gather and visualize big data in real time


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Anil Jaising

Executive Director, JP Morgan Chase
Anil has a unique perspective on agile principles and software development practices working for 22 years as an engineer and as executive leadership for companies including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, WebMethods, BEA software, Sybase, etc.Anil has several real life... Read More →
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Suresh Chinnam

Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
DevOps and SRE Lead20+ years of enterprise software development in Financial ServicesCSM, SAFe Agilist, Yoga (no twists:))

Thursday August 8, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
Chesapeake J/K/L

15:45 EDT

Coaching deployment size down and frequency up (Alan Parkinson)
Limited Capacity seats available

Companies that release multiple times a day typically financially outperform companies that don’t. If you have a basic deployment pipeline in place, how do you go from weekly or daily deployments to multiple times a day? The counter-intuitive answer is to break work down into small frequent source code commits and deploy these as they are committed, but doing this has an impact on how developers and testers work.
In this interactive workshop, we will be using games to introduce the concepts of small frequent commits and deployments, learn why existing developer and tester practices may create a bottleneck in the deployment pipeline, and what changes you can make to avoid these bottlenecks. The exercises run within the sessions are designed to be taken back to the office to help with coaching your co-workers.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Exercises to help coach, teach, or influence colleagues to adopt small frequent commits and the required technical practice changes
  • The business case for adopting small frequent commits
  • What is a trunk-based branching strategy and why you need to move to it
  • Using Feature toggles to enable small commits and trunk-based branching strategy
  • What changes do feature toggles bring to Software Testing


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Alan Parkinson

CEO and Product Owner, Hindsight Software

Thursday August 8, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
Chesapeake 1/2/3