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Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Waterfall to Scrum: It Only Goes Up from Here[presentation]
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You’re a project manager using a waterfall methodology, but the team is not making progress on the work and deadlines are not being met.

Toiya Jones-Current
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Three-Minute Improv Games to Improve Your Teams[presentation]
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The problem with many agile teams is that they simply never become a team. This often manifests itself as team members feeling unsafe or not quite trusting each other.

Wayde Stallmann
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 I, Project Manager: Meet the Future of AI Software Delivery[presentation]
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Are you ready for business agile? Machine learning? Chatbots and intelligent decision support? What about hiring new people and delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget in this new paradigm?

Rachel Burger
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 Aligning Zero-Touch Nonfunctional Testing in DevOps Implementation[presentation]
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When a host of applications and data centers get migrated from their traditional IT systems to a cloud-based data center using an automated DevOps model of deployment, effective testing is critical to success.

Subash Newton
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 The Impact of Agile Quantified[presentation]
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For years, people have made recommendations for how to develop software in an agile way based almost entirely on intuition, folklore, and anecdotes.

Larry Maccherone
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Brewing Great Agile Team Dynamics: No More "Bitter Beer Face" Communications[presentation]
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Ever find yourself making a sour face after talking to a coworker? Wishing your team meetings felt more like an engaging social hour? There is hope.

Allison Pollard
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Engineering Productivity and Enterprise Quality at Scale[presentation]
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Over the past two years, PayPal has been on a journey to modernize its internal development and test systems, from test environments, implementing enterprise continuous integration and code propagation into the development pipeline, to rel

Nir Szilagyi
Building the Perfect Product Backlog[presentation]
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"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." This quote from Peter Drucker identifies why even the most productive agile teams may not always deliver the most successful business solutions.

Jamie Lynn Cooke
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Taking Your Team from Dysfunctional to Dynamic[presentation]
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Does it seem like your team is the antithesis of agile? Being negative or fearful, resisting change, or hoarding information are common pitfalls that impede progress and can sink an agile team.

Michelle Vician
Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Things Are Broken: A Case Study In Moving Too Fast[presentation]
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"Move fast and break things” tells quite a story of the relationship between speed and agile. Speed has been a driver in our industry before it was even an industry.

Chris Murman
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 The Great Debate: The Pros and Cons of Continuous Delivery[presentation]
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The Great Continuous Delivery Debate There is a lot of debate about whether continuous delivery is a boon or a curse.

Jeffery Payne
DevOps West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, Better Software West 2018 Managing DevOps Complexity with Systems Thinking[presentation]
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Many teams make the mistake of starting their DevOps journey without a plan.

Logan Daigle
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 The Five Biggest Mistakes Your Team Is Making in Requirements Definition[presentation]
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Google pioneer Alberto Savoia offered this sage advice: Build the right "it" before you build It right.

Kathryn Campbell
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Lean-Agile Learning through Games[presentation]
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Most agile practitioners first learn agile by reading a book, attending a class, or attending local meetings. But learning lean and agile concepts works best when we're able to put some concrete examples and practice behind the concepts.

Bill DeVoe
Better Software West 2018, Agile Dev West 2018, DevOps West 2018 Mobbing for Test Design: Connecting with Your Colleagues’ Test Ideas[presentation]
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Do you have trouble generating test ideas? Are there bugs that are getting through because you missed certain tests?

James Fogarty

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