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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Keynotes

Wednesday, November 11


Scaling Scrum without Crushing Its Soul

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am

At the core of Scrum is the empowered, self-organized team. However, when organizations scale, if they are not careful, they can disempower teams and destroy self-organization. When they do, they don't get what they are looking for, and the teams end up feeling defeated and unmotivated. When organizations impose order and consistency from the top down, they lose the benefits of Scrum. What organizations need is to scale the benefits of Scrum to multiple teams working together to deliver an integrated product, but without destroying transparency and the courage, respect, commitment, focus,...

Agile Play Consulting LLC

Taking Your DevOps Culture to the Fourth Ideal

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

How is your DevOps adoption going? Are you seeing results on par with the elite performers from the State of DevOps report, or is the transition causing anxieties and disengagement in your organization? Dana Pylayeva will zoom in on the cultural aspects of DevOps adoption and lead you through a number of experiments on a journey toward the fourth ideal: psychological safety. We will be using games and the Liberating Structures framework to practice turning DevOps fears into DevOps Culture success stories.

Linear B

Promoted From Dev to Team Lead: 8 Things They Didn't Tell Me

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

I was three years into my software engineering career and loving it. Not a care in the world. Then a freight train hit me. I got promoted to dev team lead. The technical skills that make us great developers don't translate to management. In fact, they often hold us back. I learned this the hard way. In this session I expose the top surprises I experienced and the biggest mistakes I made during my first year managing a team. Like going into “superman mode” when there was a problem. Plus, I share 8 things I wish my boss told me before I took the job. Like being data-driven does not mean...

Thursday, November 12

Riot Games
Riot Games

The Business Agility Behind a Virtual Band that Topped Real-World Charts

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:15am

How did a virtual band top Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart? It was a desired yet unexpected result of building a foundation of business agility—not to avoid disruption or adapt to external forces, but to place our players firmly in the center of our universe. Ahmed Sidky and Michael Robillard will explain the business agility practiced by Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, whose characters make up chart-topping virtual K-pop girl group K/DA. They will discuss the "Copernican Revolution" that informs their mindset, and how they balance the interplay...

S&P Global Market Intelligence

The Change You Need to Become a DevOps Organization

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Seven years ago, Aimee Bechtle began leading DevOps transformations. Her extensive and diverse experience as a transformational change agent across three very different enterprise organizations provided her with keen insights. Aimee will share the lessons she learned that allow her to meet people where they are in their journey, to understand how company history and culture influence the success rate of adoption, and to be empathetic to people’s tolerance for change. She will share with you how DevOps adoption and DevOps as a culture have changed since she first started practicing DevOps,...