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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Industry Technical Presentations

Wednesday, November 11

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Shift Left: Engage Business Users in Automation Early to Remove Risk and Accelerate Agile+DevOps Timelines

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

BizDevOps is an approach to software development that encourages developers, business, testing and quality assurance (QA) teams to work collectively. This approach enables an organization to align closer to business deliverables while minimize risk and shorten deployment cycles. Integrating the business quickly and early, gaining their process understanding and involving them in process discovery are keys to moving from DevOps to the BizDevOps framework.  Moving code to production faster does not help when the code does not help business be more efficient and nimble.


Dr Peter Cherns

Are You Keeping Up With Continuous Delivery?

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Organizations today face unprecedented pressure to reduce bugs, technology glitches and other performance issues while also keeping up with ever-increasing expectations for continuous delivery. At the same time, the importance of providing a high-quality user experience at every interaction has never been more paramount.

Regardless of whether it’s a banking customer accessing account information via a mobile app or a nurse entering critical patient data into a custom workflow, users will settle for nothing less than a seamless experience every time.

Join us to learn how you can...

SmartBear Software

3 Major Ways to Improve API Test Automation as Part of Your CI/CD Pipelines

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

API automation is important now more than ever, in a world where we are building more than we can keep up with to ensure useful software that fills the needs of our users, how can we make sure we are doing all in our power to work as efficiently as possible to deliver on what users expect? We'll discuss 3 key actions a testing team can take to meet these expectations.

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The Key to DevOps? Testing Early in the Pipeline

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

As teams become more deeply integrated into the DevOps lifecycle, they find that quality becomes a bottleneck to reaping its full benefits. Traditional QA practices of waiting until post-merge for functional testing are not cutting it in this new era of lightning-fast development - teams need to test earlier and more often.

In this session, learn how to implement E2E testing at the earliest stages of development: from initial code build, to proposed changes in a branch, to ephemeral environments and merge to default. This practice enables teams to solve issues faster, proactively...

Jona Qorri

An Antidote for an Ailing Agile Implementation

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Most companies have started an agile journey, however the vision of agile does not match the reality of what has been implemented. What is the right approach to address the difference between vision and reality? How do you accurately understand your current situation and devise action plans that align with your vision and goals? In this session you'll learn about the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome these challenges and keep your agile journey alive.Join members of the Coveros Agile Solution Delivery Team to learn:

How to start with an appropriate vision and well-articulated...
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Checkpoint Technologies

60 Minutes to a More Robust Agile DevOps Framework!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Successfully working with Agile DevOps tools and Agile management frameworks, such as Scrum, SAFe, Scrumban is challenging. These frameworks are based on lightweight process models and are intended to be augmented as necessary by individual teams for their project context. This is in contrast with traditional project management methods, which have well-defined processes and standardized templates and are intended to be configured for a specific project. Focusing on Atlassian solutions, this presentation proposes extensions to framework models to enhance formal requirements and test case...

Thursday, November 12


Best practices for managing your open source artifacts

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Our digital infrastructure balances on the shoulders of open source maintainers. This can create security, licensing, and technical risks for the enterprise. At most organizations, there isn’t a clear answer to this problem that feels great for both risk teams and development teams. Is your development team struggling to manage the open source components that are now part of your applications and keep them up to date and secure? What are the approaches that could allow your organization to stay safe AND move fast.

Join Tidelift for answers to these questions:

What does it mean to...
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For a Flawless Customer Experience, Just Add Sauce Labs

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

As engineering organizations make the shift from waterfall to Agile development practices, they find that one of the most difficult, and expensive bottlenecks to achieving true CI/CD is continuous testing. This presentation will show how to get this critical piece of your pipeline right, and properly implement automated testing in a DevOps environment. Stan Williams, Senior Solution Engineer at Sauce Labs, will demonstrate how to leverage test automation at scale with the Sauce Labs cloud. With access to 1,000+ browser/OS/device combinations (including mobile) to run your functional and...


Continuously releasing value through Lean-Agile, DevSecOps, and SRE

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Organizations across industries and around the globe struggle to tangibly attain the potential of Lean-Agile approaches. During this 60-minute session, Softtek will present a compelling vision and proven framework that enables organizations and teams to constantly deliver value by implementing DevSecOps, Site Reliability Engineering, and Shift-to-left Quality assurance principles, illustrated with case studies from multiple enterprises and industries. 

Andrew Pollner
ASTQB - American Software Testing Qualifications Board

Value of Certification in Agile & DevOps

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Testing continues to evolve as Agile, DevOps, and now DevSecOps are the new standards for the software application lifecycle. Great efficiencies have been gained and automation plays a larger role in development, testing, and deployment. With a “shift-left” mindset, testing is now more involved, and earlier in the process. Automated processes continue to make inroads, not only for testing but for quickly and efficiently move code from unit to system testing, then to production, and finally with monitoring and continuous improvement steps to provide feedback and increase quality. This adds...

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Design + Engineering: Telling a product story through an agile process

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Imagine that you have two deeply rooted, well-established teams in your organization — design and engineering. Collectively, they consist of highly skilled practitioners who are capable of solving your organization's greatest challenges. However, to accomplish this, they must be able to effectively collaborate on various projects and present their results to key stakeholders. So how do you bring these teams together and enable them to communicate the data from complex projects in a way makes it actionable and easy for stakeholders to digest? Join Kanika Rehani as she explains how...

Jamie Moore
Mobile Labs

Agile Testing for Mobile in Today’s Environment

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Enterprise mobility teams face challenges thanks to digital transformation and consumer demand. There is pressure to develop apps that are better and more innovative than ever. With increased development comes the heightened demand for more testing. In today’s world, consumers expect user experiences that work with no issues right out of the box.

But how can enterprise mobility teams keep up with demand? With the right tools and platforms, mobile teams can thrive in an agile, DevOps world by delivering high quality applications. This presentation explores mobile DevOps and Agile...


DevOps DORA Metrics and Beyond – Implementation Demystified

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

While the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) group’s metrics are taken as gospel for tracking DevOps success, many enterprises have a hard time getting started. Some organizations have even lost business since they could not establish DevOps compliance, owing to lack of visibility throughout the DevOps lifecycle. Given the value of continuously tracking DevOps success is already established, and the potential business impact of not doing so is huge, why haven’t enterprises been able to get started and crack the code?

Join Bhavin Shah and Hector Guerra from Klera, as they discuss...