We’ll fix it in production…Time for a hotfix…Why don’t our users understand…Did we actually lose the customer? Any of this sound familiar? How about QA is such a bottleneck…What do they even do, and why am I spending 1/3 of my IT budget on it? All of these are things that same out of my mouth at some point in last 15 years. Being QA adjacent led me to believe that QA’s role was basically picking up the pieces of lazy Developers and SysAdmins. I mean if people just did their jobs, we would have no need for QA…Right? Well…Yes…and No. QA holds an extremely vital role for organizations.
Agile + DevOps East 2022 - Industry Technical Presentations
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Wednesday, November 9
We’ll Fix it in Production and Other Things I Used to Say Before Joining QA
Cracking the Code of DevSecOps: Intelligent Orchestration + Code Dx
Here at Synopsys, we believe application security should be invisible, completely abstracted, extensible to any AST tools. We built Intelligent Orchestration a purpose-built, intelligent, cloud enabled CI/CD pipeline, inclusive of native world-class software security scanning, which enables DevOps teams to produce highly secure software faster. Intelligent Orchestration, offers a holistic, intelligent solution that combines people, process and technology pillars of DevSecOps.
ZAPTEST: The Ultimate Software Automation Solution
ZAPTEST is a full stack cross platform test and RPA solution for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Mobile, which offers unlimited software licenses for clients. With over 20 years of industry experience implementing test automation processes, ZAP also offers professional help to allow enterprises with testing best practices. ZAPTEST allows the testing of any GUI based software. ZAPTEST’s 1SCRIPT technology allows users to script test procedures once and execute them on any correspondent application on any platform and environment.
Open Source Developers are Security's New Front Line
Bad actors have recognized the power of open source and are now beginning to create their own attack opportunities. This new form of assault, where OSS project credentials are compromised and malicious code is intentionally injected into open source libraries, allows hackers to poison the well.
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Implementing Business Agility Through Value Streams
Agile transformations involve organizational transformation. This business level agility is the core element of even large-scale agile transformation frameworks like the SAFe and Disciplined Agile Delivery. When teams have emotional attachments to tools that fail to support business agility with total cost of ownership or when people focus on vocabulary without understanding the overarching purpose, the focus on value is undermined. These are the reasons why I claim that while Agile is a teenager, agility is a toddler still.
Accessible Automated Testing: Empower Everyone to Test Salesforce & Beyond
Test automation is table stakes in today’s enterprise application landscape. But the testing marketplace is full of solutions that are tough for business testers to learn and require too much upfront work to automate on a consistent basis. That’s why we rolled out Copado Robotic Testing — to empower teams of all skill levels and drive smarter digital experiences. Copado Robotic Testing lives in the cloud. It’s powered by AI.
Completing the Promise of CI/CD with Continuous Merge
Pull requests have become the No. 1 undiagnosed bottleneck in engineering…and we have the data to prove it. After analyzing 1,000,000 pull requests, LinearB has uncovered CI/CD’s greatest weakness and - thankfully - a eureka moment that will forever change the developer experience: Continuous Merge.
Connecting the Dots: A Dive Through the Layers of Your Open-Source Supply Chain
Like modern manufacturing, modern open-source software development relies on a supply of components that depend on one another in order to function as designed. Peeling back the onion of what software components rely on underneath the surface can be difficult and confusing. Yet necessary to truly understand what open-source policy you need to implement in order to avoid unintended surprises, both legally and from a security perspective.
How to Build a Great GitHub Action Experience
The most popular GitHub Actions in the Marketplace combine practical functionality with thoughtful design. In this session, you'll learn how to build GitHub Actions that developers will love through simple patterns that you can implement today. You'll see real-world examples of GitHub Actions that support powerful I/O capabilities, job summaries, and informative logging to provide a great developer experience.
Thursday, November 10
Shaping C-Suite Perception of Engineering With Data & Metrics
Managing how the engineering organization is perceived by the Board, C-Suite, peer organizations, and your teams is a critical skill of an engineering leader. This session will cover essential tips and techniques on using accurate, easily understood, and relevant metrics to showcase your engineering team’s output and achievements. Learn about the benefits and the power of presenting data-led metrics to the C-Suite and your teams.
Agile/Lean/DevOps Has Gotten You Close – VSM Can Take You Over The Line
Enterprises are well on their way with Agile/Lean/DevOps and have made substantial gains but are they focused on the right thing. Adoption of value stream management (VSM) has been on a slow rise, but this year’s “State of Value Stream Management” report shares that it is apparently “Crossing the Chasm” - moving from early to main-stream market. So, let’s talk about the opportunities VSM adoption presents to an organization and go beyond the technical pipeline truly aligning teams to delivering on the desired business outcomes.
Taking the Entire NFL and Asking Them To Play Rugby - The Scaled Agile Transformation of TD Bank
Similar to asking the players of the NFL to play rugby, TD Bank took their existing talent and drastically changed their operating model to scaled agile. We started our first agile journey in 2014 and continued a test and learn approach to the scaled agile model we have today. Key learnings included the need for persistent teams, consistent funding, customer centric focus, and cross functional collaboration.
Addressing Sore Spots within Web 3.0 with Synthetic Monitoring Web 3.0
If you’ve ever left a toothache untreated for any length of time, you might get by for a little while, but eventually you end up having to have something worse than a filling, like a root canal. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses right now are in that early toothache stage when it comes to understanding the health and performance of their applications.
Eliminating Silos in Scrum: How to Avoid a Major Agile Failure
While many organizations report using “agile” development approaches, the truth is their processes and culture are anything but. In his more than 30 years of leading software transformations, Coveros CEO Jeff Payne has seen too many organizations use Scrum to build up (rather than break down) silos that lead to strained cultures, broken processes, and lower quality software. In this industry technical presentation, Jeff outlines common mistakes organizations make when implementing Scrum and how to overcome them.