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.
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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.
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Aries Youssefian, Solutions Architect, CloudCover
Aries Youssefian from CloudCover will demonstrate how to automate a CI/CD pipeline in Google Cloud with native code tools. The audience will witness Aries use GitHub to commit code, have it result in a container being built, pushed to a container registry, and deployed into production – along with notifications being sent to Slack to notify the developer of the entire process. Google Cloud’s new native container security scanning tool will also be demonstrated as a part of this process.
Amol Pradhan, Global Capability and Enterprise Agility Leader, IBM
Joshua Lai, Scrum Master, Thales
Many entreprises set up and tried building digital products, yet not all had succeed. To be successful, it requires the leadership build an ecosystem that helps teams to nurture, grow and thrive with the relentless pursuit for technical excellence. Nothing really matters; deliverable and results speak for itself.
Delivering valuable quality software is a good side effect of happy teams who seek for continuous improvement and technical excellence. Joshua will share his observation about a digital factory approach that could well-balance the demands for fast delivery of business value, while embrace the need for technical excellence to product quality products. He will explain how could a digital factory weaves in modern Lean-Agile culture and thinking, good software development practices and DevOps implementation, so that valuable quality digital product could be delivered successfully.
Hemant Jaggi, Senior Engineering Manager, Autodesk
“How Agile is Agile enough?” is the question playing on everyone’s mind, especially within the teams working on Cloud applications. Being a fast paced web and mobile product, we also started feeling the challenges of being constrained within a typical scrum development model where a sprint would usually last for 2-4 weeks, the development team needs to predict the “story points” they would finish in one sprint (and much more). Considering the fast paced ecosystem with Continuous-Integration-Continuous-Delivery expectations, having several third party dependencies and ever-changing prioritizations, the “Scrum Team” model soon started proving to be more of a problem than a solution.
In this talk, I’ll share the nature of challenges that the our teams faced while following Scrum model, and subsequent journey of embracing “Extreme Programming” methodologies and how it benefitted the team. I am sure the it’ll will be very relevant to other engineering teams who are one of those “born-in-the-cloud” applications.
I’ll share the implementation details of “Extreme Programming” methodologies like Pair Programming, Test Driven Development, running Weekly iterations, doing away with the process of story point predictions, continuous Backlog grooming and much more, that the team followed and how it helped in gaining the much desired agility. Having practiced it over many years now, I can confidently call it a success for Cloud products, sharing our sample implementation case study at Autodesk.
Am sure that this will be largely useful for organizations who are both – either in their journey of Agile transformation or are facing challenges of fast pace of software development.
Majid Bhatti, Director, Transition & Transformation Asia Pacific, Orange Business Services
Today many of us resistance to follow work processes including scrum which can lead to huge challenge for technology & business.
To get-away with these changelings’ gamification was coined, which refers to the use of game thinking in non-game contexts and can be considered as a framework where the
participants are systematically motivated with targets that have small and quantifiable increments based on continuous feedback and interactions – which are exactly the principles of Agile.
Scrum Gamification is a transformation process in which interaction patterns, game mechanisms, reusable game components are operationalised to solve problems in an intended environment that is situated within a real-world context.
Nabendu Misra, Director, Digital Solutions (FSI), Oracle
Methods & systems of integrating various Fintech AI as a balanced implementation between interpretable & explainable,
utilizing a combination of classical computing (CPU / GPU) & quantum computing services ”
Leading To Decentralization of Banking AI” via – Private Permissioned Block-Chain ON public Cloud
Amit Kumar, Director Architecture & Solution, Alibaba Group
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