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Welcome to Keep Austin Agile 2014, an exciting conference packed with 25 sessions crafted by speakers from the Austin agile community and around the country. Whether you are a newbie or a experienced Agilist, we’ve got you covered. Join Agile Austin for our 2nd Keep Austin Agile Conference. Register Today!
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Friday, March 21
 

7:45am

Breakfast / Registration
Friday March 21, 2014 7:45am - 8:45am
Salon A

8:45am

Opening Session and Welcome
Kickoff and welcome to Keep Austin Agile 2014

Friday March 21, 2014 8:45am - 9:10am
Salon A

9:30am

Agile Games
This fun, energetic, and interactive session will explore the concept of experiential learning and how it helps in conveying agile principles, which are often misunderstood or abused.
The audience will participate in games and exercises that will target each of the three major learning vectors: Physical, Emotional, and Impressional.
This session is for agile trainers, people looking to learn about agile in a different way, or anyone who has experienced the challenges in conveying agile concepts. Participants will leave with a set of games and exercises they can put to use immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Don McGreal

Don McGreal

VP, training, Improving
In his role as VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises, Don McGreal is a hands-on Agile consultant and instructor.  He specializes in Agile Coaching at the enterprise and team levels within larger organizations. Don is a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer who has authored and taught classes for thousands of software professionals around the globe. He is also co-founder of TastyCupcakes.org, a comprehensive collection of... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Sabine

9:30am

Good retrospectives help build productive, fun Teams - come grow your knowledge of the 'how' and 'why' of retrospectives
Good feedback loops alone don't ensure Agile success, but poor and/or nonexistent feedback loops guarantee failure. The Product Demo at the end of the iteration provides feedback on the product's current state and its future improvements, and the Retrospective is the primary feedback loop for the Team to learn, improve, and grow. It you agree that better Teams deliver better products, ask "Are your Retrospectives helping develop your Team(s) into all that they can be?"

Speakers
avatar for Earl Everett

Earl Everett

Director of QA and Agile Practices, Hewlett-Packard


Friday March 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Trinity

9:30am

Fear and Loathing in Agility: Long Live the Accounting Department
"A dead ScrumMaster is a useless ScrumMaster,” echo the votary of Ken Schwaber (Co-Founder of Scrum) folklore. In this session hosted by Pat Reed (Agile Alliance Board Member) and Laszlo Szalvay (Executive at SolutionsIQ) we will explore how and why the accounting department needs to be your biggest champion as you embark on your next agile transformation. Pat and Laszlo will walk through concrete steps and real world examples of how capitalization works with Scrum and what you need to tell the accountants so they don’t shoot you.

So don’t end up a dead ScrumMaster. Come to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Reed

Pat Reed

Consultant, iHoriz
Experienced enterprise agile coach and consultant adjunct professor at UC Berkeley Agile Management Program Director on the Agile Alliance Community Leader and co-founder of PMI's Agile Community of Practice experienced Agile Executive for more than 25 years at The Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Pictures and Television, NBC and Universal Studios, GE and Gap, Inc. 35 years teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels
avatar for Laszlo Szalvay

Laszlo Szalvay

VP, SolutionsIQ
SolutionsIQ, a global provider of Agile transformation and development services, today announced the addition of Laszlo Szalvay as vice president. Szalvay, a recognized Agile development industry thought leader and successful entrepreneur, will lead the company’s marketing, sales and training initiatives. He co-founded the Scrum product and services company Danube that was acquired by CollabNet in 2010, and comes to SolutionsIQ after... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
San Marcos

9:30am

Beyond Removing Impediments: Scrum Master as Team Coach
The role of the Scrum Master is about more than removing impediments and facilitating meetings. Scrum Masters act as mirrors for their teams and mentor team members great Scrum Masters coach their teams to high performance every day. We will share a metaphor for teams to use on their journey to high performance and teach Scrum Masters how to be coaches for their teams. Come learn how to give meaningful feedback and ask powerful questions to grow a team.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Pollard

Allison Pollard

Agile Coach, Improving
I am an agile coach working with 20 teams in a large enterprise, and I love to create communities for those interested in developing their agile instincts; I mentor project managers to become great Scrum Masters and coach managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results and an organizational community that provides sustainability for agile. I am also one of the organizers of the Dallas-Fort Worth Scrum user group which hosts monthly sessions... Read More →
avatar for Cherie Silas

Cherie Silas

Sr. Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Dealer Track
I am a professional coach and member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) who has been coaching, leading, training, and mentoring people for most of my career. I have a strong desire to help people arrive at the place they define as success in both personal and professional life. My goal is to invest the experience and talents I have gathered through years of learning, often times the hard way, into people whom I hope will become... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Wedgwood

9:30am

Recover from Flat Backlogs with User Story Mapping
Remember when people thought the world was flat? That same type of thinking may be shaping your product backlog into a monolithic list that is difficult to understand. In this hands-on workshop you will learn a new tool, User Story Mapping, which focuses on customer discovery to help you gain insights and produce a multi-dimensional view of your product development needs. A user story map arranges user stories into a useful model to help understand what you want to deliver, identify holes and omissions in your backlog, and effectively plan holistic releases that deliver real value to users.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Whitehill

Tracy Whitehill

Agile Coach, Agile Velocity


Friday March 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Salon A

11:05am

Getting Your Agile Team from Good to Great!
Are you part of a good Agile team? Want to get to great? Experienced Agile coaches will share their top techniques to get a team from good to great in a set of Pecha Kucha / Lightning Talks. This format allows participants to gain exposure to a variety of strategies they can take back to their teams. In this workshop, participants are invited to bring challenges they are having with their teams and discover strategies for handling them.

Speakers
avatar for David Hawks

David Hawks

CEO, Agile Velocity
David Hawks is a Certified Scrum Coach and Certified Scrum Trainer who has played almost every role in product development: developer, architect, ScrumMaster, manager, Product Owner, and executive. He has a background of building highly productive Agile teams and a passion for helping others achieve similar success. David speaks frequently at conferences and local user meet-ups. As CEO of Agile Velocity, David brings his broad experience... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:05am - 12:05pm
Salon A

11:05am

Driving Lean Innovation on Agile Teams
With agile teams in place, how can organizations now drive lean product innovation on their agile teams? How can we bootstrap product development with product roadmaps and business requirements that are truly aligned with end-user needs? Learn how to drive Lean Innovation on your agile teams by leveraging Lean Startup practices, and blending them with existing agile practices.

Speakers
avatar for Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston

Vice President, LitheSpeed, LLC
Arlen offers 15 years of agile experience, with a start in XP and subsequent adoption of Scrum, kanban and other methods, and 12 years of presentation and training experience. He has presented at many lean and agile conferences, starting with XP Universe 2001, and most lately at both ADP conferences, Agile DC, and the Atlanta Scrum Gathering, and trained thousands of students to rave reviews as a CST and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He was... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:05am - 12:05pm
Wedgwood

11:05am

Forget methodology. Focus on what matters.
It's easy to obsess about implementing a particular Agile Methodology -- especially if it's a methodology that demands you adopt all of its practices. But do your users really care about your process? In this talk, Jack Humphrey (Engineering Director, Indeed.com) will try to convince you to 1) identify what success means for your team, and 2) put together a lightweight process that lets them deliver that success. He will draw on examples from Indeed's environment to demonstrate how a lower-case agile development process can evolve over time, stay lightweight, and result in great software.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Humphrey

Jack Humphrey

Engineering Director, Indeed


Friday March 21, 2014 11:05am - 12:05pm
Trinity

11:05am

Scaled Agile Release Strategy
Scaling agile software development without losing agility is difficult. Ensuring frequent releases when dozens of teams and multiple sub-systems are involved is one of the hardest pieces of the puzzle. An appropriate production architecture coupled with a few key technical practices will ensure the challenge of frequent releases remains tractable.

Speakers
avatar for James Carpenter

James Carpenter

Agile Consultant, Centare
James L. Carpenter holds a B.S. in Physics from Texas A&M University and is an agile coach and consultant. He was an early devotee of Agile before it became a term of art, and is a staunch advocate of automated testing and pair programming. Over the years Mr. Carpenter has worked as a developer, scrum master, engineering manager and more recently as an agile coach. He has worked in a variety of industries and organizations including start-ups... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 11:05am - 12:05pm
Sabine

11:05am

Courageous Software Development Through Craftsmanship
Many teams feel like they don't have time to improve the technical side of the product as product owners demand more and more features. We are software craftsman, but do we spend enough time ensuring our quality of code meets a high standard on every iteration? Are you paying down your technical debt every iteration? Refactoring often and with confidence? In this workshop we will share techniques to overcome the challenges keeping us from doing the right technical thing. We will accomplish this through a combination of presentation, group discussion, and LEGO exercises.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Stewart

Eric Stewart

CTO, Agile Velocity
I am a deliverer of software, the CTO of Agile Velocity, and have been a promoter of Agile since the early days of Extreme Programming. | | | | I believe that we haven't yet figured out all the best ways to deliver quality software but want to do my part by learning and helping organizations find the best ways to deliver valuable products today and promote craftsmanship among practitioners.


Friday March 21, 2014 11:05am - 12:05pm
San Marcos

12:05pm

Lunch
Lunch provided

Friday March 21, 2014 12:05pm - 1:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

Becoming an Agile Team Member

So often when we talk about agility, we focus on what needs to change for the team. Sometimes, this fails. The team adopts the practices at a high level, but fails to become meaningfully agile and to reap the benefits of that agility. That's because much of the success or failure will come down to how the individual team members behave. How they attack their work. How they coordinate with others.

In this session, we will focus on the individuals. And what they can do to take a more agile approach in their daily work lives. From Development to QA to Product Management, we'll identify what helps to make an individual work in an agile fashion. Being agile as individuals enables us to be agile as a team.

Speakers
avatar for Walter Bodwell

Walter Bodwell

CEO, Planigle
Walter is the founder of Planigle, a company that provides consulting, training, and tools to help teams get the most out of Agile development. Walter's first experience with Agile techniques was as the VP of Software Development for Evity (later BMC) in the late 1990s. As Senior Director of Engineering at BMC, he helped to roll out Agile development to groups of up to 150 engineers across multiple continents. Walter was also the Vice President... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sabine

1:00pm

Recipe for Baking Quality In
While more and more organizations are practicing Agile development methodologies, many are struggling to bake in quality throughout the process. Building working software and ensuring it keeps working is not easy! Are your teams focused on quality? Are all team members working together as they should to ensure quality from day one through final delivery? Join an interactive discussion about ways to increase quality in your software and confidence in your Agile development team.

Speakers
avatar for Dena Laterza

Dena Laterza

Agile Quality Coach, Agile Velocity
I am passionate about the culture shift in our industry towards a whole-team ownership of quality and automated testing. I enjoy coaching development teams on Agile processes and training on technical practices to increase quality and make developing software rewarding for team members.


Friday March 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wedgwood

1:00pm

Modern Risk Management Using Kanban
Effective risk management is and will always be a fundamental aspect of effectively-run IT operations and software development. Among the array of Lean/Agile methods, practices and opinions, a pragmatic approach to managing IT operations and software development is one that seeks to balance demand against capability, create an improvement culture and enable sustainability for knowledge workers and leaders. To realize tangible benefits, we must develop a stable and measurable capability to solve problems (operations, development, research) and we must continually hedge against the many technical and business risks that accompany a 21st Century economy.  The talk will illustrate how we can use Kanban to directly manage risk and create a more reliable business outcome.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Green

Eric Green

CEO, Zenkata IO
Eric is CEO of Zenkata IO and is an Associate with David J Anderson & Associates delivering LKU accredited Kanban Method training in North America. Eric is a high tech industry veteran of 20 years and an accomplished Lean/Agile practitioner, trainer/coach and engineering manager. Eric spent 17 years at Advanced Micro Devices doing Lean Manufacturing, software development, advanced process control and pioneered the first Scrum practice at AMD in... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Salon A

1:00pm

Continuous Integration Monkey
Netflix has an entire Symbian Army and this is our first "monkey". The CI Monkey leverages the GitHub Pull Request Builder, Jenkins Job Builder, and a shell script to automatically create CI builds.

This talk will go into detail on the two technologies used by the CI Monkey then talk about the CI Monkey itself, what it does and how to use it. Learn about using CI Monkey to:

  • Get results of tests or user feedback sooner
  • Smaller changesets equals smaller amount of code to find problem
  • Stepping stone to continuous delivery

Why use CI Monkey?

  • Saves time and effort creating builds
  • Avoids missed repos
  • Allows to change job configuration with the CI Monkey
  • GitHub Pull Request Builder
  • Almost automatic CI on a dev branch

Speakers
avatar for Will Soula

Will Soula

Sr. CM Engineer, Drillinginfo


Friday March 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
San Marcos

1:00pm

Writing Productive Code: Learn How to get Better, Faster

Despite our best efforts to maintain a clean, productive code base that is free of technical debt, actually pulling this off is not that easy.  Besides the challenge of trying to schedule technical debt work with the constant pressure of new features, deciding what to do to make things better just isn't that clear cut.  How do we even know if we've made things better?   We seldom get objective feedback.

This presentation will introduce Idea Flow Mapping, a learning tool for reflecting on our experience.   It shifts the way we look at friction in software to focusing on the flow of ideas.  When we read code and try to understand the ideas, friction is what gets in the way.  When we try to add something new to the software, friction is what makes it a challenge.

Idea Flow Mapping tracks key indicators of friction: the times we struggle, the times we throw out our code, and the time we spend stuck and just thinking.  Our craft is dependent on the process of understanding, it's what makes code productive.  With feedback on the causes of software friction, we can learn to get better, faster.

Speakers
avatar for Janelle Klein

Janelle Klein

Chief Technology Officer, New Iron
Janelle Klein is author of the book, Idea Flow Learning Framework, a toolset of improving software predictability by systematically reducing friction in developer experience. Janelle is CTO of New Iron, founder of Software Mastery Circle, and a technical development coach.


Friday March 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trinity

2:20pm

Agile Portfolio Management: Maximizing Return While Managing Risk in a Dynamic Marketplace
In this interactive session, John Rudd will introduce tools that help portfolio managers not only survive but thrive under conditions of high business uncertainty. Participants will take part in facilitated team-based exercises which will help them gain an understanding of common financial language, real options analysis, the dynamic business case, and how to use risk profiles to determine which financial controls best fit different classes of investments.

Speakers
avatar for John Rudd

John Rudd

Managing Director, SolutionsIQ
John is an industry leader in the emerging field of Agile portfolio services, which includes developing Agile business cases, transitioning from “buy and hold” strategies to dynamic funding of programs, and assessing risk and capturing business value under highly uncertain conditions. With 7 years of experience in the Agile space, his practice areas include change management, Agile portfolios, governance, and executive alignment... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:20pm - 3:40pm
San Marcos

2:20pm

Essential Patterns of Mature Agile Leaders
Currently so much of agile adoption, coaching, advice, techniques, training and even the empathy revolve around the agile teams. Leaders are typically either ignored or marginalized at best, and in the worst cases often vilified. But Bob Galen contends that there is a central and important role for managers and effective leadership within agile environments.
In this workshop, we will explore the patterns of mature agile managers and leaders. Those that understand Servant Leadership and how to effectively support, grow, coach, and empower their agile teams in ways that increase the teams performance, accountability, and engagement.
We will explore training and standards for agile adoption, and situations and guidelines for when to trust the team and when to step in and provide guidance and direction. We will examine the leader's role in agile at-scale and with distributed agile teams.
Good leadership is a central ingredient to sustaining your agile adoption. Bad leadership can render it irrelevant or a failure. Here we will walk the path of the good, but also examine the bad patterns in an effort to inspire you and your teams.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Galen

Bob Galen

Principle Agile Coach, Velocity Partners
Agile Evangelist & Coach – Velocity Partners - Bob Galen is an Agile Methodologist, Practitioner & Coach based in Cary, NC. In this role he helps guide companies and teams in their pragmatic adoption and organizational shift towards Scrum and other agile methodologies and practices. He is a Principal Agile Evangelist at Velocity Partners, a leading agile nearshore development partner. He is also President and Agile Trainer & Coach at... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:20pm - 3:40pm
Wedgwood

2:20pm

From 'Doing Scrum' to 'Being Agile': Lessons Learned Transforming a Culture
For many organizations, truly being agile (not just doing Scrum) requires a cultural transformation - much more than a Scrum 'adoption' or Agile 'transition'. We will describe John Kotter's 8-step model for leading change as a framework for Agile transformation. We will also share concrete techniques and lessons learned applying the model for a highly successful agile transformation within a 2000-person organization.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Swanson

Brad Swanson

Senior Agile Coach, agile42 LLC
Brad Swanson is a Senior Agile Coach and Vice President at agile42. He started his software career at age 10 on the Apple IIe and is now a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Coach (CSC) with 19 years of experience in management, project and program leadership, product management, and software development in both start-ups and large companies. Brad has led agile transformations using XP, Scrum and Kanban at many organizations across the US... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:20pm - 3:40pm
Salon A

2:20pm

Big Test, Meet Big Agile: Agile Testing for Large-Scale Projects
Are you embarking on a large-scale, multi-team Agile Scrum project? Have you considered or already started to encounter the various testing aspects for the project related to Build Verification, In-sprint test automation, Integration Testing, compatibility matrix coverage, non-functional testing, and beta test? This presentation provides insights into the testing challenges faced by Dell Enterprise Solutions Group for Agile projects that ranged in sizes up to 9, 15 and 17 scrum teams and examines the techniques that were considered, implemented, and operationalized.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Meyer

Geoff Meyer

SW Engineering Director, Dell
As Director of SW Test and DevOps in the Commercial segment of Dell’s eCommerce site, Geoff leads the definition and implementation of Agile Scrum Software Test processes, Test Automation Strategy and the adoption of Continuous Delivery practices for Dell’s Premier eCommerce site. As a 16 year veteran of Dell, most of it within the Enterprise Solutions Group, his roles have spanned the software development spectrum including Test... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:20pm - 3:40pm
Trinity

2:20pm

The Black Art of Valuing Stories Demystified
Product Owners and Business Analysts struggle mightily with valuing user stories. It isn't like you can put a dollar figure to each story. Or can you? This presentation explores a number of techniques for valuing stories, who performs the valuation, when valuation takes place, and how to propagate valuation during story splitting.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Killen

Scott Killen

Enterprise Agile Coach, PayPal
Scott Killen is a founder and previous President of Agile Austin as well as the Agile Practice Leader for PayPal. He is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Scrum Practitioner through the Scrum Alliance. He’s a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute and a Certified SAFe consultant. He’s instructed IT Project Management and Agile Project Leadership at Austin Community College and also... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 2:20pm - 3:40pm
Sabine

4:00pm

Agile UX - You don't know what you're looking for and they don't know how to find you.
Companies are looking for good UX and great UX talent cannot find jobs. Why?
Companies who are not Agile are asking for Agile talent thinking that will help them "transition to Agile from the bottom up." As a UI/UX developer I took it upon myself to connect with others around town and speak with with a number of companies in Austin looking for "UX designers / developers" who were familiar with Agile Methodology. 
The skills being requested by companies for a User Experience designer bare no resemblance to the reality of what good UX practitioners should know, and those who really should be great UX practitioners cannot get through to the interview process. Come with me on a journey through Austin of who is out there, who is looking to work in UX, who is looking for UX talent, and how none of them are speaking them the same language.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Tucker

Thomas Tucker

Sr. UI Developer, Rapid7
Currently, I serve as UI Architect and tech lead for an immensely talented group of eight UI developers using cutting edge technology including AngularJS, Node.js, Jasmine, Karma, CSS3 animations and styles, Adobe Cordova, and even an Oculus Rift. | | I have extensive experience in front and back-end development and a passion for human computer interaction research and cutting edge UX techniques. You'll always find a stack of read UX and... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trinity

4:00pm

Principles for Navigating the Future Today
"Specialization is for insects." This Robert Heinlein quote is more appropriate than ever, the pace of change continues to accelerate and the standards of today are the relics of tomorrow. How do we thrive in a world that is constantly changing? This talk will apply nine principles for navigating the 21st century as outlined by Joi Ito of the MIT Media Lab. Open Source, Agile and DevOps are fundamental to adapting to change, managing risk through resiliency, and cultivating a culture of networked improvement. We may not know what the future holds, but we can get ready for it today.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Director of Partner Integration, Chef Software, Inc.
Matt Ray is an open source hacker working as the Director of Partner Integration for the systems automation platform and company Chef. He is an active open source contributor, resides in Austin, blogs at LeastResistance.net and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.


Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
San Marcos

4:00pm

7 Deadly Agile Sins of a Startup Company
Sloth, lust, greed may send shivers down the spine of any good Catholic school child. But did you know that these Deadly sins also have roots buried deep in Agile Development methodologies?
Temptation to sin manifests in the most unlikely of places, the Agile development team of a cloud management startup. We've given into the temptation of making prideful assumptions about product capabilities, lusted after the latest feature, and envied competitors capabilities in growing our startup to a multi-million dollar revenue generating startup. In this presentation, we jump head first in with our temptations. Our story shows how we've learned humility and humbleness. Our experience is not unique but it's a story that resonates with all software development teams and entrepreneurs. We'll share our experiences and show how to resist the temptations of the 7 Deadly Sins of the Agile Startup.

Speakers
avatar for Lindi Horton

Lindi Horton

Principal Product Manager, ServiceMesh
My primary goal is to wake up every morning and do a little dance. I am a pioneer in software engineering exploring the frontier of software technology. I wake up each morning excited to work with people and conquer the world. I aspire to touch, inspire, and motivate the lives around me to live their optimal lives and selves through daily health, fitness, and balance. It's a great day to live in Austin.
avatar for Robert Tester

Robert Tester

Software Engineer, Blackbaud


Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon A

4:00pm

The Introvert's Agile Survival Guide
A popular 2012 book by Susan Cain presented the plight of introverts in an extrovert dominated society. In the U.S., around 1/3 of individuals are considered introverts, but in the technology field it's closer to 2/3. Many Agile practices are not only geared toward extroverts, but they can be frustrating and annoying to introverts. This session presents guidance to leaders on how to capitalize on the value that Agile practices offer without interfering with the motivators and other often conflicting needs of introverts and extroverts.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Vice President, Improving Enterprises
Ken Howard is Vice President at Improving Enterprises and has been involved in most aspects of software development for over 28 years with such languages as diverse as COBOL, Smalltalk and Java. Over the years Ken has provided consulting, training and mentoring to companies in 12 countries around the world, helping with adoption of software development best practices. He is also on the adjunct computer science faculty at SMU’s Lyle School of... Read More →


Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sabine

4:00pm

Effective Test Automation
Its easy to write tests, but it's not so easy to maintain them over time. Tests should not be a drain on your productivity, they should enhance it. However, many teams struggle just to keep their tests running--sacrificing time they could be spending on valuable new features.How can we avoid these pitfalls? What practices and principles are effective? Which ones lead to productivity drain? This talk seeks to answer those questions and more by separating the effective practices and principles from the ineffective ones.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards

Chief Architect, Kasasa
Chris Edwards is a continuous learner, developer, architect and mentor with over two decades of experience. He is currently the Chief Architect at Kasasa in Austin, TX. If there is one word to describe Chris, it is passionate. He enjoys mentoring, teaching, coding, and learning new things. When he’s not doing that, he can be found spending time with his wife and four sons.


Friday March 21, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wedgwood

5:00pm

Happy Hour
Sponsored by drillinginfo

Friday March 21, 2014 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Salon A