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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
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

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