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. These three methods are more than simply adopting new tools and processes and the synergy involves building a development and a stable Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure, as well as an automated pipeline that moves deliverables from development to production. 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 & responsibilities, team structure, and tools & processes.

At this showcase we are aiming to include many case studies as well as high quality technical/review presentations. We will also feature the popular and interactive round table discussions where all participants can join in, shape their learning, share their own experiences, and hear fresh ideas. This 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.

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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, Testing and DevOps Showcase.

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.

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Programme

Previous Programme

  • 08:15 -

    REGISTRATION & COFFEE

  • 08:45 -

    UNICOM’s introduction and Chair’s scene setting

  • Joint Morning Sessions -

  • 09:00 -

    Keynote: Constraints, collaboration and coherence

  • 09:40 -

    Questions & Discussion

  • 09:45 -

    Keynote: Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)

  • 10:25 -

    Questions & Discussion

  • 10:30 -

    Introduction to sponsoring bodies and coffee break

  • 11:00 -

    Now it is time for a positive leadership form!

  • 11:20 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 11:25 -

    Keynote: Why focussing on Agile alone will not save the day

  • 11:45 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 11:50 -

    Panel: Challenges in enterprise-wide adoption of Agile, Testing & DevOps

  • 12:30 -

    LUNCH

  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Round Table Session

  • Track on Agile and Devops -

  • 14:05 -

    Chair’s scene setting

  • 14:10 -

    CASE STUDY: Seven Habits of Effective DevOps

  • 14:30 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 14:35 -

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

  • 14:55 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 15:00 -

    Agile is not (only) for IT

  • 15:20 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 15:25 -

    Tea & Coffee break

  • 15:40 -

    How to use your Parenting Skills in an Agile Organization

  • 16:00 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 16:05 -

    Sharing Economy 2.0 - From Co-Creation to Open Source by default

  • 16:25 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 16:30 -

    Distributed Agile: Working apart together

  • 16:50 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 16:55 -

    UX Research in an Agile world

  • 17:15 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 17:20 -

    Chair’s summing up and close of conference. Drinks reception.

  • 08:15 -

    REGISTRATION & COFFEE

  • 08:45 -

    UNICOM’s introduction and Chair’s scene setting

  • Joint Morning Sessions -

  • 09:00 -

    Keynote: Constraints, collaboration and coherence

  • 09:40 -

    Questions & Discussion

  • 09:45 -

    Keynote: Choose Your WoW! A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working (WoW)

  • 10:25 -

    Questions & Discussion

  • 10:30 -

    Introduction to sponsoring bodies and coffee break

  • 11:00 -

    Now it is time for a positive leadership form!

  • 11:20 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 11:25 -

    Keynote: Why focussing on Agile alone will not save the day

  • 11:45 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 11:50 -

    Panel: Challenges in enterprise-wide adoption of Agile, Testing & DevOps

  • 12:30 -

    LUNCH

  • 13:30 - 14:00

    Round Table Session

  • Track on Testing -

  • 14:05 -

    Chair’s scene setting

  • 14:10 -

    The Future Proof Tester- How to test blockchain based applications

  • 14:30 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 14:35 -

    Agile QA: From Quality Assurance to Quality Assistance

  • 14:55 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 15:00 -

    The Shift Left Test Solution as enabler in DevOps Transformation

  • 15:20 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 15:25 -

    Tea & Coffee break

  • 15:40 -

    Doubt Builds Trust

  • 16:00 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 16:05 -

    Sustainable test automation, a must in a DevOps environment!

  • 16:25 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 16:30 -

    TestClash: Automation vs Exploration

  • 17:00 -

    Questions & discussion

  • 17:05 -

    Chair’s summing-up and close of conference. Drinks reception

Previous Speakers

Evelien Acun-Roos

Agile Coach, Xebia

Anaïs van Asselt

Test Automation Coach, Capgemini

Elena Bazina

QA Analyst, King

Francesco Colavita

EMEA Business Consultant, Micro Focus

Daniel Gebler

CTO, Picnic

Peter Gevaerts

UX Researcher, BNP Paribas Fortis

Wim Heemskerk

Agilist | Craftsman | Wave Maker, Beyond Agile

Pierre Hervouet

EDIDIA SPRL

Joan de Jong

Director Banking, Everis

Vinod Joshi

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft

Mark Lines

Managing Partner / DA Fellow, Disciplined Agile

Guillermo Martinez

Technology Delivery Architect, Accenture

Steven ten Napel

Co-founder and CEO of coMakeIT

Thijs Petter

CTO, coMakeIT

Huib Schoots

Consultant

Shabi Shafei

Scrum Master, ABN AMRO Bank

Dave Snowden

CTO, Cognitive Edge

Sanne Visser

Testcoördinator, Qbiek / Nederlandse Spoorwegen

Pieter Withaar

test automation expert, Improve Quality Services

Elizabeth Zagroba

Test Engineer, Mendix

Peter Dens

Managing Director of Kangaroot

Bertrand Dour

CEO and founder of 7Flows

Pieter Hagen

Solutions Architect, Chef

Anil Kumar

Global Delivery Lead – Western Europe at Micro Focus

Nanda Kumar

Programme Test Manager, Colruyt

Maris Prabhakaran

Agile & DevOps Coach, Johnson & Johnson, Belgium

Zuzana (Zuzi) Sochova

Agile & Enterprise Coach; Certified Scrum Trainer

Chris Verlinden

CEO, ADJUGO

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