Background

Agile, Testing and DevOps: Are they a Separate conversation or a progression of capability?

DevOps, Testing and Agile have shared environments that facilitate working together. Spurred by greater demand for excellence, these three methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes. The synergy involves building an evolving and a stable Continuous Integration (CI) Infrastructure, as well as an automated pipeline that moves deliverables from development to production to meet users’ expectations. They can work together, and the entire build process should be transparent, and it should enable and support development and operations. This transformation depends on: significant changes in culture; roles and responsibilities; team structure; tools and processes.

The Round Table session is for 45 minutes. The speaker at each table will have a set theme and delegates join any table that they are interested in. They are given all the topics with their joining instructions and again at the time of registration and so make their choice on the topics that they want to attend. This is a discussion group and so no presentation slides are necessary, but please submit a topic if you would like to chair a discussion on a topic related to Testing, Agile and DevOps.

Among the topic addressed are
Agile frameworks provide guidance for efficient operational software
Adopt a “build-and-run” teams concept
Automation and SAFe
Agile and DevOps – moving with flow based awareness
Testing: “Measure twice, cut once”
Continuous Testing – running tests at each stage of s/w delivery pipeline.
Improve DevOps with SAFe
Automating for improved flow
The agile release train and continuous integration
Scrum board Gamification
Modern Software Testing
Sustainable Test Automation
Mob Programming
Team leadership
Individuals and interactions over process and tools
Working software over comprehensive documentation
Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
Responding to change over following a plan…… have been achieved and helped establishing a faster and practical way of getting things done.

Call for Participation

We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Agile, DevOps and Testing.

We understand that successful projects are written up as “White Papers”. Please share these with us. But projects that did not achieve their targets – “Black Papers” – are of interest to us too. They can be a very important topics of discussion / panels that you can present. Talk to us about both, we welcome your input.

Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.

Code of Conduct & Diversity

UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

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Diversity: In our endeavour to be the provider of knowledge to the business community, we understand that this depends on hearing from and listening to a variety of perspectives that come from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and military service. We welcome diverse speakers for all our events, we do not always fully achieve this goal, but it is an ongoing process.

Programme

  • Joint Morning Sessions -

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    Keynote: Constraints, collaboration and coherence

    Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge

    Ensuring closer collaboration between business, development, operations and testing has been a long term goal of DevOps, Lean and Agile alike in many manifestations. But are silos' always a bad thing? What is the right balance between specialist knowledge and general understanding and capability? How far can any such integration use models and methods that originate in manufacturing? How to we deal with outliers and unintended consequences?

    Speakers:

    Dave Snowden

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    Keynote: Five phrases that shout your agile isn't scaling

    Tony Grout, Transformation Futurist, Atlassian

    * My team's doing great. Where's everyone else?
    * Your Epic is my Feature
    * Anyone know why we're waiting so long for this API?
    * Should we use green or blue? Lets ask the Chief Product Officer
    * We need to get it right first time

    Speakers:

    Tony Grout

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    CASE STUDY: Seven Habits of Effective DevOps

    Divya Vaishnavi, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

    "Gosh, I want to reduce my cycle times…… I want to do this DevOps thing…… I want to move to that cloud cadence…… My business isn't keeping up!"
    If you feel the same, join me to hear about the Seven Habits of Effective DevOps. These have been learned on the ground with #Microsoft's ongoing journey to #DevOps and how we have moved 82,000+ Microsofties to DevOps. I will share with you the lessons learnt from our journey and some other sub topics covered will be:

    ♦ Team Autonomy and Enterprise Alignment
    ♦ Managing Technical Debt
    ♦ Flow of customer value
    ♦ Evidence gathered in Production
    ♦ Backlog groomed with learning
    ♦ Production first mindset
    ♦ Managing infrastructure as a flexible resource

    Speakers:

    Divya Vaishnavi

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    CI/CD in COTS domains? Yes, it is possible.
    Showcasing ServiceNow CI/CD.

    Guillermo Martinez, Technology Delivery Architect, Accenture

    Nowadays any High-Level Language Software delivery is moving towards DevOps, sometimes more advanced delivery and organization, sometimes just starting. But there's no doubt DevOps way of working and delivery automation are a must.
    On the other hand, we have COTS applications, where automation is a Chimera, and Agile or DevOps way of working, a dream that becomes a nightmare.

    During this session, we're going to showcase how DevOps (mainly CI/CD practices) are possible for COTS applications. We will cover the challenges, the recommended approach, the skills required and, of course, a demo will be shown.

    Speakers:

    Guillermo Martinez

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    DevOps ICU: Improving DevOps Results by Integrating UX

    Debbie Levitt, CEO, Ptype UX & Product Design Agency

    UX is driving you crazy, a black throwing off timelines and killing ideas. UX doesn’t seem Lean or Agile. Can’t anybody make wireframes? Can’t we circumvent or exclude them? This session will explain how the UX process fits into Agile; saves companies money; augments DevOps goals; and increases customer satisfaction.

    Speakers:

    Debbie Levitt

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    Agile is not (only) for IT

    Pierre Hervouet, EDIDIA SPRL

    In this presentation we will understand why Agile is not only for IT, by going back to the sources, examining the heart of Agile, and looking at the other movements that came to the same conclusion.

    Speakers:

    Pierre Hervouet

  • Joint Morning Sessions -

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    Keynote: Constraints, collaboration and coherence

    Dave Snowden, CTO, Cognitive Edge

    Ensuring closer collaboration between business, development, operations and testing has been a long term goal of DevOps, Lean and Agile alike in many manifestations. But are silos' always a bad thing? What is the right balance between specialist knowledge and general understanding and capability? How far can any such integration use models and methods that originate in manufacturing? How to we deal with outliers and unintended consequences?

    Speakers:

    Dave Snowden

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    Keynote: Five phrases that shout your agile isn't scaling

    Tony Grout, Transformation Futurist, Atlassian

    * My team's doing great. Where's everyone else?
    * Your Epic is my Feature
    * Anyone know why we're waiting so long for this API?
    * Should we use green or blue? Lets ask the Chief Product Officer
    * We need to get it right first time

    Speakers:

    Tony Grout

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    The FutureProof Tester- How to test blockchain based applications

    Sanne Visser, Testcoördinator, Qbiek / Nederlandse Spoorwegen

    The talk provides an understandable explanation of how blockchain works. Followed by the questions testers should ask before any software is built using blockchain. Concluding with how to test blockchain. Which is vulnerable to specific types of mistakes and hacks which rarely occur in traditional IT.

    Speakers:

    Sanne Visser

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    Doubt Builds Trust

    Elizabeth Zagroba, Test Engineer, Mendix, Netherlands

    I trust the tester who expresses doubt. Doubt builds trust.

    Testing software means engaging with uncertainty. Our communication should reflect that. Saying “I don’t know” can spark a dialogue. We’ll think about why it’s most important to say “I don’t know” in an interview and how this can help a you find an environment where they can thrive.

    Speakers:

    Elizabeth Zagroba

Speakers

Elizabeth Zagroba

Test Engineer, Mendix

Tony Grout

Transformation Futurist, Atlassian

Pierre Hervouet

EDIDIA SPRL

Debbie Levitt

CEO, Ptype UX & Product Design Agency

Guillermo Martinez

Technology Delivery Architect, Accenture

Dave Snowden

CTO, Cognitive Edge

Divya Vaishnavi

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Sanne Visser

Testcoördinator, Qbiek / Nederlandse Spoorwegen

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Previous Programme

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    Keynote: Horses for courses: A plea for a mixed methods approach

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    Seven proven ways to ruin your Test Automation:A tongue-in-cheek talk on how to avoid capital mistakes in test automation

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    The overlooked importance of a good Scrum Master

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    Scrumboard gamification

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    Round Table Session

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    No Such Thing as Manual Testing and Other Confusions

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    Welcome failure! - Easier said than done!

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    DevRel (Developer Relations) with Agile makes for a good Molotov cocktail

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    DevOps / Craftsmanship a Culture Hacking

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    GitOps - Developer Tooling to Drive Operations

Previous Speakers

Ilari Henrik Aegerter

House of Test / Association for Software Testing

Lynoure Braakman

Neuland – Büro für Informatik GmbH

Brian Christner

56K.Cloud

Alexandre Cuva

Finix Asia Agile

Seretta Gamba

Test Automation Consultant

Karina Popova

HSC Hamburg

Dave Snowden

CTO, Cognitive Edge

Sabine Wojcieszak

getNext IT

Boris Wrubel

Software Test Engineer, Independent Consultant

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    Meer en Vaart 300
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