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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Continuous Delivery: Never Send a Human to Do a Machine’s Job

Until your code is in production, making money for your business, or otherwise doing what it was built to do, you are merely building toy castles in a technological sandbox. Continuous delivery gets more business value into production as soon as possible, validates business decisions, and responds rapidly to customer feedback. Steve Povilaitis demonstrates what continuous delivery is all about and why automation is your only option for rapidly and reliably building, testing, and deploying software. Steve relates his experiences implementing continuous delivery pipelines in both large and small organizations, with examples of continuous delivery workflows and patterns. He describes a real-world implementation wholly based on open source tools, and another implementation using enterprise class commercial software. Steve leads you down the path of continuous delivery enlightenment. You will realize how correct Agent Smith from The Matrix was when he stated, “Never send a human to do a machine’s job.”

Steve Povilaitis, LeadingAgile, LLC

Steve Povilaitis has successfully led agile adoption, engineering, and release management across a broad spectrum of organizations from Internet startups to large-scale enterprise programs. Steve focuses his efforts on integrating Scrum and kanban with XP engineering practices. He has been a decades-long advocate of operational and technical agility, honing his agile mindset as an Army communications officer and paratrooper responsible for planning and delivering military telecommunications capabilities in a highly dynamic and complex environment.

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