Better Software West 2017 Keynote - Stamp Out Agile and DevOps Bottlenecks | TechWell

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Stamp Out Agile and DevOps Bottlenecks

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The most critical step in the agile transformation and DevOps adoption process is identifying the bottlenecks in the product delivery cycle. So, how do you go about finding and eliminating those dreaded bottlenecks? Tanya Kravtsov shares her experiences along with tools and methods that facilitate the discovery process while encouraging innovative thinking among team members. Join Tanya to explore ways you can use Mind Maps, Innovation Games (Speed Boat, Buy a Feature, and more), Stick Figure Process Flows, and Team Collaboration to identify, prioritize, and resolve bottlenecks. Learn ways to deal with the most common bottlenecks that cripple development progress—data generation, test environment setup, test execution, and results analysis. Automating these manual processes ensures the quality of the product by testing continuously and giving us more time for exploratory testing. This in turn helps improve developer productivity, reduces delivery cycle time, and adheres to agile principles of responding to change quickly while delivering quality software to customers. Leave with a new understanding of development bottlenecks and the tools you need to stamp them out.

Tanya Kravtsov

Tanya Kravtsov is a director of QA at Audible, helping build a new QA organization to support innovative web product development at scale. Previously, as head of automation and continuous delivery at ROKITT, senior QA manager at Syncsort, and VP at Morgan Stanley, Tanya focused on quality, automation, and DevOps practices, working with internal and external customers to transform development and testing processes. Tanya is passionate about process automation, continuous integration, and continuous delivery. She is a founder of the DevOpsQA NJ Meetup group and a frequent speaker at STAREAST, QUEST, and other conferences and events. Follow her on Twitter @DevOpsQA.