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.

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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.

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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08:45AM - 09:00AMRegistration

09:00AM - 09:15AMConference overview - Read More


09:15AM - 10:00AMChoosing your WoW! - Read More

ALDO RALL, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC)

ALDO RALL, Certified Disciplined Agile Coach (CDAC)

10:00AM - 10:30AM Tea/Coffee break

10:30AM - 11:15AMStep away from the Customer - Read More

Steve Peacocke, Chief Executive Officer, DragonsArm

Steve Peacocke, Chief Executive Officer, DragonsArm

Sometimes, teams are so focused on the customer that they are unable to perform. In this talk, I will discuss a real-life example of a problem encountered with a few teams who had just this issue.

In our eagerness to satisfy the Agile mindset of Customer collaboration and satisfying the customer, we can often fall into a trap that none of us expects. In this case, it led to the worst possible outcome – an inability to deliver.

How can this happen? Surely being closer to the customer is the best possible position? As it turns out, it can cripple our productivity and set the team into a spiral that is difficult to come out of. Nothing was getting done and the team carried all the blame when in fact, the blame lay equally between the team and the customer.

It took someone from outside of the loop to see the problem and act.

As the Principal Consultant for Agile for a government department, I found exactly this situation. I was at a loss as to how to resolve this situation. I tried a number of tactics to try to resolve the situation and both sides were willing to do whatever it took.

Dragging the teams away from the customer sounds very un-agile, but in this case, it was the only option. I’ll show you what we did and how we did it.

The worst of those teams are now considered one of the most customer-centric teams in the organisation, getting praise from some unexpected areas.

11:15AM - 12:00PMTBC - Read More


12:00PM - 12:45PMOptimising for a value flow with DevOps - Read More

Helen Snitkovsky, Associate - Head of Business Agility, The Migration Company

Helen Snitkovsky, Associate – Head of Business Agility, The Migration Company

DevOps can be a backbone of your company’s success when it’s done properly. What does it take to be successful with DevOps?

How can you make most your investment?

According to AWS, DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increase an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes.

I will be sharing the secret sauce of DevOps transformation, and how to combine both culture, processes and tools for a win-win outcome.

12:45PM - 01:45AMLunch break

01:45PM - 02:30PMTBC - Read More


02:30PM - 03:15PMTBC - Read More


03:15PM - 03:45PMTea/Coffee break

03:45PM - 04:30PMTBC - Read More


04:30PM - 05:15PMTBC - Read More



David Fuller

Board Member, Australia and New Zealand Testing Board (ANZTB)


CEO Of Netflix




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