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Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Testing with AI for Agile Teams [presentation]
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Agile teams ship frequently and change things all the time--by design. In the middle of all this, agile teams need to make sure that their core user flows like sign-in, shopping carts and search features still work on every new build.

Jason Arbon
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Create Influence, on Demand[presentation]
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The effectiveness of agile approaches are built on influence rather than authority. Practices like collocation and stand-ups actually amplify influence, leveraging behavior patterns built into humans through biology and social conditions.

Bernie Maloney
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Beating the Feature Factory Mindset[presentation]
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On a human level, we crave outcomes and impact. But in software product development, there is something addictive about the "build more and more features" approach that often leaves people frustrated and unsatisfied.

John Cutler
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 How DevOps Drives Product Innovation[presentation]
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Customers are demanding faster delivery of software products. Unfortunately, many organizations have not figured out how to automate their delivery process so they can deploy software applications on demand.

Shivakumar Gopalakrishnan
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Strategies for Selecting the Right Open Source Framework for Cross-Browser Testing[presentation]
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Organizations today are required to test their web application across browsers and mobile devices. Choosing the right framework is a matter of organizational as well as technical fit.

Eran Kinsbruner
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Five Core Values to Focus Your Regression Testing Efforts[presentation]
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In an agile world where having dedicated testers can be a controversial idea, manual testing is a tough sell. Not all contexts have their testing automated, so what is a manual tester to do when it comes time to release?

Brendan Connolly
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 A Case Study in Building a Culture of Continuous Improvement [presentation]
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Continuous improvement is the goal of agile teams. But what does it look like when we create a continuous improvement strategy beyond our agile teams and bring it to the company level?

Kevin Goldsmith
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Outcome Over Output: Don't Be a Backlog Lumberjack[presentation]
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As agile goes mainstream, many organizations are only focused on mastering different elements of agile frameworks. Progress is measured by vanity metrics such as velocity and burndown charts.

Kalpesh Shah
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Secrets from the Authors of the Agile Manifesto[presentation]
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Agile coach Ryan Lockard interviewed fourteen of the seventeen authors of the Agile Manifesto for a special podcast project.

Ryan Lockard
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 Managing Microservices Using Terraform, Docker, and the Cloud[presentation]
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Much has been written about how to write microservices, but not enough about how to effectively deploy and manage them. Microservices architecture multiplies the number of deployables IT has to manage by at least ten.

Derek Ashmore
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 You Only Have to Change One Thing to Make DevOps Work: Everything[presentation]
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We’re told that adopting DevOps can have all sorts of benefits, but many organizations are not getting the results they hoped for. The term “DevOps” has been co-opted to mean anything from tools to a job title.

Ken Mugrage
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Taking Your Automation Framework to the Next Level Using Machine Learning[presentation]
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Automation fails frequently in companies due to a variety of reasons, including poor team communication, lack of skills, flaky tests, and inadequate understanding of test coverage.

James Farrier
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Testers[presentation]
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Testing in agile teams is still one of the great mysteries of the agile world. In many organizations, testers continue to be marginalized. In others, testers are active but rarely understand or reach the full potential of their role.

Shaun Bradshaw
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Leadership from Within an Agile Team[presentation]
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Teams struggle for many reasons, leaving people frustrated, complacent, and content to exist in mediocrity. There is a secret sauce that propels individuals, teams, and entire organizations to be really successful.

Selena Delesie
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Faster Food and a Better Place to Sleep: Applying Agile Outside Software [presentation]
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Agile methods aren’t just for software anymore—actually, they haven’t been for quite a while. Agile's collaborative, iterative, incremental approaches to work have caused it to go mainstream.

Mike Cottmeyer

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