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Agile + DevOps East 2019 - Collaborative Agile & DevOps Sessions

Wednesday, November 6

Jen Wright
GrayHair Software
Sally Vassalotti
GrayHair Software

Open Mic: Coaching Up in Your Organization

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

The term “coaching up” traditionally refers to communication with a supervisor or person above you in the organizational chart. Coaching up strategies can be effective for all levels: Have you ever had a conversation with a boss, product owner, ScrumMaster, or leader that did not go well? Is one of your teammates dropping the ball? Often our instincts tell us to go on the defensive, which may result in the blame game. Instead, when difficult situations happen—or, better yet, when you anticipate them—let superiors know in a polite and helpful manner. They will appreciate your initiative....

Linda Rising

An Agile Fireside Chat with Linda Rising

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Come get your questions answered by an agile expert! We won't have an actual fireside, but Linda Rising will be on hand to answer your questions and discuss the topics that are most important to you. Linda is an internationally known presenter on topics related to agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development. And she wants to discuss whatever interests you. Bring your questions and be ready for a lively, interactive discussion.

Helen J Beal
Guy Herbert

DevOps Panel: Compliance While Moving Faster

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you want to move at the speed of DevOps, but need to show compliance to your organization, a governing body, or through regulation? Are you already struggling with compliance and want to know how DevOps could help? Come listen to our panelists as they answer questions about compliance and security in DevOps without slowing down. This panel is looking to answer your questions about all things Compliance, so be ready to participate.

Thursday, November 7

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant

Fishbowl: Liberating Structures

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Liberating structures offer a revolutionary solution to collaboration in groups by using a handful of simple rules to unleash and involve everyone, enabling groups of any size to work at the top of their intelligence. Discuss them with peers and experts in this fishbowl discussion, where the audience members sit in a circle of chairs in the middle of the room. Several brave souls will fill all but one of the chairs in the "fishbowl." When you want to join as a speaker, you enter the fishbowl and sit in the empty chair, and one of the other speakers will voluntarily leave so that one chair...

Allison Pollard
Barry Forrest
Improving in Dallas

We Inflicted DevOps on Our Business—Now What?

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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 both "go faster" and "save fuel." Barry Forrest and Allison Pollard will share their experiences...

Jaimee Newberry
Picture This Clothing

Town Hall: Challenges and Solutions in Cross-Team Collaboration

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 4:45pm to 5:45pm

Working with other teams can be tough. There are different goals, different incentives, and different reporting structures. You might be trying to save time, they might be interested in saving money, and another team is looking to optimize resources. One department manager might be open to working with others but another is too busy to deal with “other people’s problems right now.” Whatever the challenge, team-to-team, person-to-person, employee-to-manager, manager-to-employee, etc., come talk to Jaimee Newberry about it! Her strength with big companies/employees/leaders/teams tends to be...