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Tommy Norman

Tommy Norman
Holland Square Group

Tommy Norman is the agile practice lead at the Holland Square Group. For more than twenty years he has been helping clients build solutions using both Agile and traditional approaches as a CSM/CSP (Scrum Alliance), PSM I (, and is a six-year recipient of Microsoft's MVP award in Application Lifecycle Management. Tommy is the coordinator for the Agile Nashville User Group, a contributor to and Safari Books Online, and a frequent speaker at regional and national events. He blogs about agile and ALM at and rambles about most everything on Twitter as @tommynorman.

Speaker Presentations
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 2:45pm
DevOps Case Study
Agile DevOps: The Long, Ugly Story of How We Got Better

Come hear the story of how a $300 million healthcare automation company used Agile and DevOps to turn around a struggling project for their next generation product suite. Told from the perspective of a developer turned test manager turned agile coach, Tommy Norman outlines the transition from a Scrum-But shop to a mature agile company, focused on customer value and product quality. Tommy details the issues they encountered, attempts to resolve them (with varying degrees of success and failure), and how eventually they took a project that had been limping along for two years to a project that was delivering to clients at the end of each sprint. Tommy covers all the bases from product ownership, development, quality assurance, automated testing, deployment automation, dealing with hardware, regulatory compliance, and more. If you want to hear a real world, practical adventure in agile DevOps that is not always pretty but has a happy ending, this is the session for you.