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Agile + DevOps Virtual 2020 - Keynotes

Wednesday, June 10

Mary Poppendieck
Poppendieck, LLC

Are We There Yet? A New Decade to Deliver

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Mainframes were born in the 1960s, along with the first computer languages: COBOL, ALGOL, and FORTRAN. Minicomputers arrived in the ’70s, along with BASIC, PASCAL, and C. PCs came of age the ’80s, along with languages that were so simple we figured anyone could use them. This led to many a disaster—from bloated, unmaintainable corporate systems to medical device failures. And so the ’90s became the decade of heavy process, as we tried to get software under control. Then along came Y2K, which brought us the internet, agile, and the decade of teams...


Failure Is Not an Option: What Apollo Can Teach Us about DevOps

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Many software development professionals think of themselves as cutting-edge innovators who explore new and exciting frontiers. Contrarily, concepts that may be considered contemporary innovations are actually ideas that were conceived decades ago when humans strived to explore the real final frontier: space. More than 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. But behind this amazing human accomplishment was the work of countless individuals who collaborated to make the impossible happen. While shipping code directly into production might be scary for...

Alan Crouch

Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

This keynote consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period, giving speakers the opportunity to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. Some of the most well-known experts in the software industry will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Join speakers Aprajita Mathur, Jenna Charlton, Zach Bonaker, Jeff Dalton, Sabine Khan, Marek Kiszkis, Sanjeev Sharma, Kadri Pirn for some exciting and fun presentations!

Thursday, June 11

Mary Thorn
S&P Global Market Intelligence

The Grit behind Successful Agile Transformations

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Mary Thorn has seen several successful and unsuccessful agile transformations over the past decade. The one commonality she has observed across the successful transformations is that the organizations are “gritty”: They are extremely passionate about their outcomes and will do whatever changes necessary to ensure their long-term goals are met. Mary will share stories of these “gritty” organizations and how organizational alignment, culture, and driven leadership can change a company. Agile transformations are like marathons, and it takes stamina...

DJ Schleen
Rally | United Healthcare

Best Practices of the DevSecOps Elite

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

DJ Schleen’s company spent six years studying secure coding practices of DevOps and continuous delivery organizations by surveying over 15,000 IT professionals. After analyzing the respondents’ staffing practices, educational priorities, automation choices, and process improvements to improve cybersecurity preparedness, they uncovered details about where automation fails, awareness falls short, and breaches happen. DJ will share the top 10 habits practiced by the elite DevSecOps companies. Learn how you can apply these practices or further mature...