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Agile + DevOps West 2023 - Keynote

Wednesday, June 7

Tapabrata “Topo” Pal
Fidelity Investments

DevOps From Large Enterprises' POV

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 8:45am to 9:45am

It’s been more than 10 years since the term DevOps has become popular. As of today, there is probably not a single IT organization who has not embraced DevOps in some form or fashion. Most organizations have roles, teams, and departments that have the name DevOps in them. DevOps is no longer a “cool thing” that applies to only “tech companies.” Why is it that we are still talking about it? Because we still have challenges. Most of us have not yet “figured it out.” Every DevOps transformation is unique and there is no one size fits all, yet there are some common themes. In this keynote,...

Director of CX Enablement
Jariatu Mansaray
Black Tech Columbus

Humanizing Work

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Is your favorite flavor of agility resulting in process over people? Is your contribution mired in person hours that inevitably turn into mythical person months? Are human efforts in heroic zeros and ones measured in seemingly pointless (story) points instead of customer, business, and employee value (ROI)? What began as a technology revolution has devolved into frameworks and processes that focus solely on mindless over mindful measuring, tracking, and projecting. And while many organizations find initial success that generates interest and demand for scaling agile and digital...


"We're in it Together" and Other Perspectives on Effective Product Development Culture (Circa 2023)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Have you watched those Spotify engineering culture videos? They were trendy and influential in the agile community but that was around nine years ago. What might we say about effective product development culture today? In this keynote, Jason Yip will share a summary of 2023-era effective product development culture based on his eight years at Spotify and 14 years at ThoughtWorks. This will include core beliefs, guiding principles, and core practices. Which ones will align with what you see at your workplace? Which ones will highlight opportunities for improvement? This keynote is not to...

Thursday, June 8

Melissa Boggs
Melissa Boggs Speaking & Consulting

The Truth About Agile

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 8:45am to 9:30am

Do you need to breathe new life into agile principles in your organization? In 2001, 17 leaders in the software development industry came together to create the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Today, 30 fifteen year olds in Denver, CO, are tackling their English homework according to the four values and 12 principles that these leaders outlined. The agile movement started spontaneously at precisely the right moment, as the pace of change in the world was accelerating exponentially. But how did agile principles used in software development end up in public high school? If you’ve...