Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : See the Forest, Not Just the Trees: Improving Quality and Flow in a Continuous Delivery World

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

See the Forest, Not Just the Trees: Improving Quality and Flow in a Continuous Delivery World

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There are many companies today implementing agile and DevOps practices, usually enabled by a microservices architecture. Most of them are focused on continuously delivering value to their customers within the boundary of a time-bound sprint. If you work at one of these companies or want to move in that direction, how does the quality delivered by your team today compare to in the past? Has it improved, stayed the same, or gotten worse? Are you actively using that data to improve quality? Join Ashwin Desai as he reviews how his company implemented a lean-based approach that allowed them to measure quality and flow. You will leave with an understanding of the measurements applicable to an agile organization implementing continuous delivery can be used to improve quality and reduce rework. Learn about the challenges, failures, and successes related to implementing these measures and building a continuously learning organization.

Ashwin Desai

Ashwin Desai has over 25+ years experience in software quality and is an experienced leader focused on leading and improving teams to deliver high quality at speed. He has experience in the eCommerce(, Sterling Commerce, IBM) and healthcare (Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Plan) verticals and has worked as an automation architect, a DevOps leader and also as an overall quality leader. Ashwin is currently working as a VP of Quality at Hudl. Hudl offers a cloud based, sports video solution to help coaches and teams win, and is used by a majority of the high schools, colleges and pro teams in the US and around the world. He is passionate about building and growing high performing teams to deliver quality at speed with a focus on improving Quality and Flow.