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.

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UNICOM’s Code of Conduct & Views on Diversity

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    Seven Habits of Effective DevOps

    Divya Vaishnavi, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft, India

    "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 thoughts from our journey and 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


    Divya Vaishnavi


Divya Vaishnavi

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft, India

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Previous Speakers

Ilari Henrik Aegerter

House of Test / Association for Software Testing

Lynoure Braakman

Neuland – Büro für Informatik GmbH

Brian Christner


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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