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Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Using Behavior Driven Development and Acceptance Test-Driven Development to create GREAT requirements[presentation]
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Defining, understanding, and agreeing on the scope of work to be done is often an area of discomfort for product managers, business analysts, developers, and quality assurance experts alike.

Ken Pugh
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 It's All In Our Heads: Using Neuroscience to Improve Performance[presentation]
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Understanding how our brains take shortcuts to process all the data they take in can help us recognize when its happening, take measures to correct our course, and use that information to build stronger teams.

Faye Thompson
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Innovation: The Art of Being Wrong[presentation]
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So, your company wants to be innovative. Are you comfortable with failure? The word failure is littered with negative connotations. Elon Musk financed three failed SpaceX rocket launches.

Stefana Saxton
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Stop Guessing and Validate What Your Customers Want[presentation]
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In agile, everything we do is an experiment. Product development is no different. We think we know what the customer wants, and the customer thinks they know what they want, but it turns out we're all wrong!

Natalie Warnert
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 Scaling to Infinity: The Quest for Fully Automated, Scalable, Self-Healing Systems[presentation]
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The number of servers in our systems is constantly increasing.

Viktor Farcic
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 Product Delivery Powered by Continuous Integration: A Case Study[presentation]
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Are you a developer who wants to easily manage and customize continuous integration and delivery? Do you work in a team environment where everyone collaborates and depends on CI for automation and delivery of clean code to production?

Amit Mishra
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Overcoming Test-Driven Damage[presentation]
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Test-driven development is supposed to help us refactor our code safely, but we often find that when we refactor our code, we also have to refactor our tests. What was supposed to add safety becomes a burden requiring time and effort.

David Bernstein
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Conducting Agile Retrospectives That Drive Real Change[presentation]
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Think about your latest retrospective. Were people interested and engaged, or did they complain and accuse?

David Horowitz
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Agile 3.0: The Five Secrets Advanced Agile Companies Know[presentation]
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Now that organizations have opted to morph agile into their own homegrown Agile Center of Excellence, many have missed out on simple advanced practices that would allow them to be even more aligned and ready to embrace a more practical agi

V Lee Henson
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Measuring Flow: Metrics That Matter[presentation]
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Are you considering kanban but not sure how you’ll predict delivery without story points, velocity, and a burndown chart? Or are you part of a Scrum team but feeling like your team could benefit from improved flow within your sprints?

Julie Wyman
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Creating an Innovation-Rich Culture[presentation]
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It's important to create a culture that inspires and infuses your development team with great ideas. But ideas are not action.

Melissa Petak
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Methods for Handling Key-Person Dependencies in Agile Teams[presentation]
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On any team, from infrastructure engineering to development to HR, there is always a looming danger of one individual being the only person capable of performing a key task, either because of their technical skills, domain skills, or busin

Lee Eason
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 Liquibase: An Open Source Version Control Tool for Your Database[presentation]
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It is generally accepted that you should always use proper version control when developing software. Why wouldn't you do the same with your database changes? It's even more important as part of a DevOps continuous integration strategy.

Blaine Carter
Proving Out Your DevOps Pipeline Using a Minimum Viable Product[presentation]
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In the rush to be more competitive, an organization is often tempted to do an across-the board, "big bang" implementation.

Tim Guay
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Accelerating Your Test Execution Pipeline [presentation]
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Is your team constantly feeling pressure to deliver software faster without compromising quality? As your test automation process ramps up, your testing efforts can lag behind due to speed and scalability issues.

Bria Grangard

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