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Agile + DevOps West 2023 - Case Studies

Wednesday, June 7

Péter Földházi
EPAM Systems

Avoiding the Chaos of an Agile Transformation

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Agile is not a fairy tale. You have to face real life challenges and be well prepared in order to succeed. The reality is the bigger and older your organization is, the more difficult it is to pass through process level changes and that's when chaos is born. Resolving all the issues with chaos could potentially take years. In this session, Peter will share his story of one of his projects where he had to face numerous obstacles as a Test Manager in achieving proper agile implementation and to raise the quality of the products of his client. Some of the obstacles included: - Agile...

Revenu Québec

Build Containerized Applications Using Docker and Azure

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

This session will cover the development & deployment of containerized ASP.NET Core 6 apps using Docker and Azure and architectural design & implementation approaches using .NET and Docker containers. The different services to deploy on Azure like Azure Container Registry, Azure Container instance, Azure Container Apps, and Azure Kubernetes Services as an orchestrator will be reviewed. We will also create the different resources and explore the different tools and properties if attendees prefer not to use Docker-Compose.yml. Then we will deploy our application that's based on...

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


A Test Automation Workflow for Mobile Software That Actually Works

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

The vision is shared amongst many engineering and quality teams: we’re going to automate our testing end to end and integrate it seamlessly into our CI/CD pipeline. It sounds beautiful and efficient. And for much of your software testing infrastructure, you’re probably making it happen! Then reality hits hard as soon as you deploy the latest release of your mobile app. You don’t have control over the third-party devices or SDKs your app depends on, or the universe of operating systems users actually use. If you care about quality, and you want complete coverage for your mobile app, it isn’...

Dun & Bradstreet

Migrating Healthcare Data for All 50 States

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Is it possible to test millions of healthcare records for the entire country? Sure it is. But what about in an agile environment that requires a quick feedback loop? This session will share a case study on how Dan Reale and his team were up against a tight deadline and struggling to test a data migration. With two testers on their scrum team and constantly shifting requirements, the team tested one state a day for their MVP launch. They realized this was not sustainable if they wanted to test all 50 states, so they implemented an automation framework that could help test faster. Taking...


Continuous Build and Other DevOps Anti-Patterns and How to Overcome Them

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Software development is hard and poorly implemented or broken tools, techniques, and patterns just make it worse. Learn to spot DevOps anti-patterns and how to work your way back to a sane way of working. Continuous Build is an anti-pattern that Tom Stiehm has seen often, where a team will have what they call Continuous Integration (CI) in place, but it only builds the code. There are no unit tests or static analysis run. Certainly, this is better than not building, but it leaves a lot of health check information on the table that is considered part of CI. Without this information, you can...