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Tips to Convince Your Boss

Ready to attend Agile + DevOps Virtual, but wondering how to convince your boss? Use strategies from TechWell Insights contributer, Stasi Richmond, as well as these tips and templates to help you get the approval to attend and return with tangible action items your boss will appreciate.

Get Started: Build a Case for Your Attendance

  • Boss

    Get Informed: Familiarize yourself with the conference schedule conference schedule and speakers before you discuss the virtual conference with your boss. Determine which learning sessions best align or contribute to you and or your organization’s short-term and long-term goals and objectives. Agile + DevOps Virtual provide over 90 streaming talks, each covering a wide range of software development topics, so you can choose which content is right for you and your organization. Use the interests and job function filters on the top of our conference schedule page to help you develop a custom schedule. pair your custom schedule with the benefits list below:
    • Benefits:
      • Ability to access the conference instantly, without spending time or expense traveling

      • Access to 5 keynotes, 25 tutorials, and 50+ sessions—which means that you will be able to take advantage of many more learning opportunities

      • The ability to add-on a live virtual training class at 40-50% off!

      • The freedom and flexibility to watch live or on-demand—all recorded content is available on-demand for 12 months

      • Access to presentation PDFs—keynotes, tutorials, and concurrent sessions (for Conference and All-Access Passes only)

      • 3 packages to choose from to fit your needs and budget

      • Win prizes in the Expo prize center

      • Live Q&A with speakers after their talks via chat

      • Watch interviews at the News Desk

      • A dedicated Agile + DevOps Virtual+ Slack channel in the TechWell Hub to interact with speakers and other attendees

      • Schedule one-on-one interactive sessions with speakers through the Agile + DevOps Genius Bar—a chance for free consulting!

      • Online networking opportunities with other attendees, speakers, and solution providers. Join a group discussion, ask questions during couch-to-couch sessions, participate in virtual morning yoga

      • Virtual versions of the Agile Leadership Summit (June 18-19) and the DevSecOps Summit (June 25-26)

      • Visit with the solution providers in the Expo. You can chat live with the staff in their virtual booths. Download demo and white papers, and visit their industry technical presentations.


During the Conference: Make the Most of Your Conference Experience

  • Twitter

    Take Notes: Be sure to jot down at least three key takeaways at each session and identify actionable items with an asterisk for easy reference later.
  • Share the Knowledge: Post insightful observations and takeaways about the sessions you attend on your favorite social media channels while you are attending the event. You'll gain new followers, grow your network, and your colleagues will see what you're learning in real-time. The official Twitter conference hashtag is #AgileDevOpsCon.
  • Work It: Take advantage of the conference networking and vendor solutions opportunities to exchange thoughts with like-minded industry peers and mentors. Broaden potential discussions.

After the Conference: Create a Report and Share What You Learned

  • Proceedings

    Review the Goods: Download the conference presentations to recap the learning sessions you attended as well as any you might have missed. The conference keynote, tutorial, and concurrent session slides will be available on demand (for Conference and All-Access Pass holders) at for 12 months which, will make it easier to share information with your team when you are back at the office.
  • Prepare Your Report: Review your takeaways, actionable items, and social media posts with this conference summary report template to create a report detailing what you learned.