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Agile + DevOps East 2021 - Industry Technical Presentations

Wednesday, November 17

Nick Mathison
HCL Software DevOps

There’s No “I” in Value Stream

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Delivering strong products requires complete alignment from all stakeholders in how to achieve value and what that truly means to the customer. After just a few weeks, the customer’s notion of value can get lost in handoffs, new critical bugs, and vacations. With value stream management tool HCL Accelerate, teams can maintain value alignment through a living and breathing value stream. The entire team, regardless of the role, can gain equal visibility into the next best value proposal, impact KPIs in real-time, and equally drive the product through delivery.

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Cormac Foster

DevOps and the Agile Business

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am

In the two decades since the creation of the Agile Manifesto, we’ve seen tremendous progress across all industries toward value-driven thinking. We’ve reorganized development processes, reimagined the project, and—critically—given software development a place at the corporate table. Core to that journey has been the development of DevOps, breaking down silos and helping businesses realize many of the benefits Agile promised.

But what comes next? As we look to widen the Agile umbrella beyond Dev, Sec, and Ops, what does tomorrow’s organization look like? What roles should we reimagine...

Kristen Webb
Paul Bruce photo

10 Steps to Continuous Performance Testing in DevOps

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 10:30am to 11:30am
There’s no question that enterprises today want to further integrate continuous performance testing into automated pipelines. However, many are finding it difficult to reconcile the mismatched clock-speed of testing with today’s accelerated pace of development and delivery. This session presents field-tested best practices on how to get started with automated continuous testing and how to overcome common testing automation blockers. You’ll learn, among other things, the key steps to continuous performance testing in DevOps, including how to: • Gather the right metrics to assess your gaps•...
Andrew Davis
Henri Terho

The Low Code Future of DevOps

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

The history of computer science has seen the development of higher and higher layers of abstraction. Software has evolved from machine code, to assembly language, to C, to Java, to Kotlin. Every new layer of abstraction hides enough complexity that we feel, for a time, that building, testing, and managing these systems has become trivial.

Low code SaaS platforms are one of the next big layers of abstraction. Systems like Salesforce were born in the cloud, built for non-coders, and manage infrastructure for you behind the scenes. Millions of people are now building their innovation on...

Adam Sandman

Risk No More - Applying a Risk-Based Approach to Software Testing

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm
One of the most under-appreciated aspects of testing is risk. There is never enough time to do all the testing that would be needed for 100% coverage (this is true for automated testing and manual testing). Consequently, there is a tradeoff between spending time on different types of testing and focusing on specific features, modules or requirements. By applying a risk-based approach to testing, you can seek to optimize these trade-offs with a data-driven methodology.In this talk I will discuss the different types of risk that you should be considering (technical, business, etc.) and how you...
Urvashi Babaria

Achieving Quality Excellence with QAOps

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Customer expectations are increasing at an accelerated rate with the advent of digital transformation. Hence organizations have already made DevOps an integral part of their digital strategy to embrace digitization and remain agile.  However this agility sometimes hampers the product or software quality ultimately affecting customer experience.

To overcome above challenge, organizations are now adopting QAOps and integrating quality in the DevOps process itself.  This assures faster time to market along with high quality while reducing business risk. In this session we will see how...

Oliver Moradov

Achieving DevSecOps with Dev-First AppSec Tooling

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

As organisations adopt DevOps,  AppSec tools and practices shift left in the pipeline, with development teams assuming responsibility for security tasks. While this is an imperative step toward achieving DevSecOps maturity, legacy application security testing tools were built for security professionals, not developers. They remain hard to use and continue to bury developers under a never-ending list of false security alerts.Organizations need to ensure that development and security teams are able to address security as early as possible in the DevOps pipeline, without slowing down...

Molly Driscoll
Sauce Labs

What’s New at Sauce Labs!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Throughout the last year, the Sauce Labs platform has grown drastically with the addition of several solutions. API Testing, Low-Code Testing, Mobile Beta Testing, Error Monitoring and Reporting, and the expansion of supported test frameworks enhance the portfolio to allow customers a more holistic approach to achieving digital confidence. In this session, Molly Driscoll will give a demo in which attendees will receive an overview of the Sauce Labs platform and a look into a number of the new Sauce Labs solutions.

Thursday, November 18

Thomas Hazel
Jimmy McDermott

Firefighting ELK at 2am and Other Stories from the Trenches

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Working in DevOps, you’re a problem solver by trade. You love being part of a mission-critical business function and you pride yourself on delivering fail-proof infrastructure that performs reliably and at scale. But you don’t love the 2am wake-up calls when there’s an issue with your Elasticsearch cluster. You don’t love missing family birthday parties and social events because you can’t turn work off at the end of the day like others can.

This session serves as a meeting of the minds between current and former DevOps pros. They’ll share battle stories along with best practices,...

Samantha Wang

Taking DevOps Monitoring to the Next Level: 5 Steps to Monitoring Nirvana

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The first step in getting control and visibility into your DevOps environment is to collect and instrument everything. But how do you get started? And how do you perform DevOps Monitoring efficiently and quickly in a way that’s measurable and scalable? To answer that question, InfluxData distilled our learning from hundreds of our customers into a simple 5-step process; and also highlighted some of our representative DevOps Monitoring customer use cases. Our perspective stems from hands-on experience and from our differentiation as a company — built by developers for developers.


AI-Driven Test Automation: A Tour De Force

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

The use of AI for testing is one of the latest trends in the software industry. Within the last decade, there has been a vast increase in the number of vendors and startup companies promoting AI-driven test automation tools, platforms or frameworks. But what are the real benefits of this technology? Does it have any weaknesses? Are all AI technologies created equally? Join Tariq King as takes you on a journey and shows you the true strength of AI in testing. In this tour de force, Tariq will describe some of the recent advances in AI-driven test automation, while keeping it down to earth...

Harshal Vora
QMetry Inc.

AI in Testing

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

As more organizations gear up to improve customer experience across digital channels, delivering incremental features and enhancements has become par for the course. Users expect continuous improvement and the best quality in the products and services they access. According to World Quality Report, around 23-28% Enterprise IT Budget is allocated to testing which amounts to enormous $40 billion! Even after this huge budget allocation, according to Global Developer Report from GitLab, Testing is the #1 barrier to speed and agility. Why is this the case? Why testing is always a challenge for...

Austin Becker

Improving Supply Chain Management Through the Reduction of Rework and Increased Visibility

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Join Austin Becker, Solutions Engineer and DevSecOps subject matter expert as he talks about current software supply chain risks and how software supply chain attacks have evolved over the last decade. This session will include information about how popular open source has become and how it is driving innovation for enterprises in today's market. Open source allows enterprises to get value to market faster and ensure the survival of many organizations. But open source software (OSS) has recently been an attack vector and focus for cybercrime syndicates. How can you protect yourself? What...


Maximizing the Value in Value Stream Management with DevOps

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Value streams provide organizations a much more nimble approach to software development and product delivery, with more focus on improving the flow to the end product. The funding of value streams, however, is quite different than a traditional project-based approach which puts more emphasis on up-front planning and hinders productivity and morale. Moving to a lean budgeting model introduces a new way of thinking about budget guardrails that allows for more autonomy and creativity from development teams. This requires more clarity and transparency in order to communicate the value back to...

Coty Rosenblath

Test Orchestration: Integrating Test Automation into DevOps

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The DevOps movement has helped bring development and operations together to more quickly and efficiently deliver value to our customers. As we have accelerated the pace of software delivery to production, we have not always brought our partners in testing along with us. Test automation has turned testing into a software development process of its own and one that brings its own operational requirements. In this talk, we will discuss how Test Orchestration can integrate automated testing into a modern DevOps environment. You will learn how a Test Orchestration platform can coordinate...

Derek Evans

Is Your Company's Top 10 Up to Date?

Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Earlier this year the OWASP foundation released an updated Top Ten security risks list for the industry. How recently have you updated your list?

Join Coveros Managing Consultant Derek Evans to learn about using risk-based testing to discover your company's most critical security risks. Explore how this approach tackles your highest risk during projects and helps reduce technical debt. 

In this session you will learn how to:

Prioritize your risk versus OWASP's to enable reducing an attack surface and vectorsRoll your own risk and attack intelligence informationChange your...