Agile + DevOps West 2022 Concurrent Session : Engineering Excellence in a VUCA World


Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Engineering Excellence in a VUCA World

We are in a VUCA world.  VUCA stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity and to survive, companies and teams need to have a Vision, Understanding, Clarity and Agilty in their software development processes.   Adopting Agile and DevOps has been a focus for companies over the past couple years.  While this definitely helps companies become more productive it’s not going to get them alone in this VUCA world.  Engineering Excellence is an emerging trend that combines agility and DevOps but also focuses on how the engineer’s work.  Adam will explain what it means to have Engineering Excellence and its core tenants.  He will also discuss how Engineering Excellence enables teams the flexibility to work in a VUCA world.  Finally, participants will learn how to access their teams and how to organize a continuous improvement program to start to implement Engineering Excellence capabilities. 

EPAM Systems

Adam Auerbach is the Vice President of Cloud and DevTestSecOps at EPAM Systems, a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services. Before joining Epam, Adam served as the VP of Quality and DevOps Engineering at Lincoln Financial Group where Adam was responsible introducing and leading the DevOps and Quality Engineering transformation across Technology. Prior to joining Lincoln, Adam was the senior director of technology for advanced testing and release services at Capital One Financial Corporation. While at Capital One, he provided leadership for the agile transformation of their quality assurance group and led the enterprise adoption of DevOps and Continuous Testing.