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Jeffery Payne

Jeffery Payne
Coveros, Inc.

Jeffery Payne is CEO and founder of Coveros, Inc., a software company that builds secure software applications using agile methods. Since its inception in 2008, Coveros has become a market leader in secure agile principles and recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the country. Prior to founding Coveros, Jeffery was chairman of the board, CEO, and co-founder of Cigital, Inc., a market leader in software security consulting. He has published more than thirty papers on software development and testing, and testified before Congress on issues of national importance, including intellectual property rights, cyber terrorism, and software quality.

Speaker Presentations
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 8:30am
Fundamentals of Agile Certification—ICAgile (2 days)

Fundamentals of Agile Certification—ICAgile presents a roadmap for getting started with agile and practical advice for the journey. You will learn what agile is all about, why agile works, and how to effectively plan and develop software using agile principles, as well as ways to avoid the common mistakes of agile adopters. Upon completion of this two-day course, successful attendees will be certified by the International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile), awarded the ICAgile Professional designation, and be listed on the ICAgile website. This class is a prerequisite course to any of the ICAgile tracks.  

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions SOLD OUT

Agile initiatives always begin with the best of intentions—accelerate delivery, better meet customer needs, or improve software quality. Unfortunately, some agile projects do not deliver on these expectations. If you want help to ensure the success of your agile project or get an agile project back on track, this session is for you. Jeffery Payne discusses the most common causes of agile project failure and how you can avoid these issues—or mitigate their damaging effects. Poor project management, ineffective requirements development, failed communications, software development problems, and (non)agile testing can all contribute to project failure. Learn practical tips and techniques for identifying early warning signs that your agile project might be in trouble and how you can best get your project back on track. Gain the knowledge you need to guide your organization toward agile project implementations that serve the business and the stakeholders.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
Half-day Tutorials
Security Testing for Test Professionals

Your organization is doing well with functional, usability, and performance testing. However, you know that software security is a key part of software assurance and compliance strategy for protecting applications and critical data. Left undiscovered, security-related defects can wreak havoc in a system when malicious invaders attack. If you don’t know where to start with security testing and don’t know what you are—or should be—looking for, this tutorial is for you. Jeffery Payne describes how to get started with security testing, introducing foundational security testing concepts and showing you how to apply those concepts with free and commercial tools and resources. Offering a practical risk-based approach, Jeffery discusses why security testing is important, how to use security risk information to improve your test strategy, and how to add security testing into your software development lifecycle. You don’t need a software security background to benefit from this important session.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 8:30am
Why DevOps Changes Everything

DevOps is more than a buzzword or a passing fad. It's a radical new approach to rapidly deliver and manage high quality software applications. However, many organizations don’t fully grasp the magnitude of this change or what it means for everyone involved in the software development lifecycle. When done well, DevOps drives higher quality and efficiency into software development, software testing, and application management activities. It empowers teams to remove quality and productivity impediments throughout the entire software lifecycle. When done poorly, critical bugs are deployed directly into production and software failures increase. Today, team members are often confused about their changing role and become frustrated. Jeffery Payne discusses how DevOps changes everything and what you must implement to reap the benefits of this movement. Learn what steps to take to successfully implement a DevOps process while avoiding the pitfalls. Take home ideas for how to leverage DevOps to advance your career.