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.
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 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.
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Seb Rose, BDD Advocate, SmartBear
Agile methodologies are everywhere. From the hippest start-up to the oldest leviathan, most software development is now done under the agile banner. But there are significant challenges. Whether it’s the delay of big design upfront, waste due to rework in development, inability to respond effectively to changing business needs, or the excessive cost of testing and maintenance, we’ve all seen the problems that can beset organisation as they adopt an agile way of working.
In this session we’ll examine the most common challenges, describe what’s missing from off-the-shelf agilemethods, and propose a unified approach to delivering the value that we’re after.
Mike Skaife, Principal Software Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover has established a software lab in Manchester with the aim of building a capability in DevOps and Agile delivery across IT and Vehicle Engineering. We’ll talk about some of the challenges we’ve faced in trying to adopt DevOps and Agile within a large enterprise and share some of the solutions implemented as part of our ongoing transformation
Kev Murray, Regional Director, Zuhlke
Agile Governance is an open and tailored environment of trust and support to ensure teams can succeed.
Continuous improvement needs continuous and unobtrusive governance that is shaped and evolved by the teams, not inflicted upon them.
This session looks at governance anti-patterns, then provides positive and practical examples of Agile Governance methodology.
Darryl Sherborne, Managing Director, Kaizenjoy, A Dasa Forerunner and Training Partner
This session will explore why organisations are now investing in DevOps Coaches as a logical extension to the Agile Coach role, seen as pivotal to success in new ways of working transformations. We’ll answer the question “What skillset is required to develop DevOps Coaching capabilities in your organisation?”
DevOps Skills and Coaching.
Darryl Sherborne, Managing Director, Kaizenjoy
Tom Geraghty, CTO,Ydentity
Safety isn’t just necessary in order to prevent disasters, it’s also crucial to building and maintaining high performance teams and organisations.
Building high performing software requires high performing teams, in which team members need to feel able to express their creativity, talents and skills without self-censoring, self-silencing, or fear of failure. In this talk, Tom introduces the latest research in high performance technology teams, and provides actionable concepts to help you build and elevate your team.
John Reber, Programme Test Manager, Agiltima
There is a perception that SDETs are required to meet the demands of modern agile delivery approaches A recent case study of a government digital transformation programme found that the approach to testing in a CD environment needs to change, but we don’t yet have the right balance of technical and creative testing.
Gary Moore, Vice-President, Sogeti, Part of Capgemini
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