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Keynotes Recap from the Agile, Better Software & DevOps Conferences

Last week was the Agile Development, Better Software & DevOps Conferences East in Orlando, Florida: a jam-packed week with more than a hundred learning and networking opportunities. Here, we recap three of the keynote presentations, about scaling agile, experimental development, and continuous everything.

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Sandy Sidhu
Testing Isn't Dead, but Agile Has Changed It for Good

The adoption of agile—which has taken place within both small teams and massive organizations—has changed the tester’s role. However, that doesn’t mean it’s time for testers to pack up their things and sulk out the door. The “testing is dead” narrative doesn’t tell the whole story.

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Josiah Renaudin
You’ll Only Create Bottlenecks if You Become Too Agile

If your goal is to do everything agile, bottlenecks will begin to rear their ugly heads. Not every aspect of the business lends itself to an agile structure, so it’s important to evaluate each situation in order to determine the method that suits it best.

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Josiah Renaudin
How to Create a Team Charter for Success

Do you find yourself working on a team that lacks initiative except for the things each individual finds useful? Making a team charter may help your team find their core values and purpose in the organization. Linda Cook tells you how to create a team charter that will point your team in the right direction.

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Linda Cook
The Evolution of a Product Owner

The practical application of agile in organizations is still difficult. The role of product owner has changed, and today a PO has to be tech-savvy, aware of the market, and accountable for execution, innovation, and quality. Tim Wise shows the evolution of a product owner and details what it should be now.

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Tim Wise
Making Time for Reflection

How often do you reflect on your career or life? It can be difficult to examine how you work and live to confirm that you are where you want to be. But using some of the same questions and techniques employed in agile retrospectives can help you evaluate your personal choices, too—and brainstorm ideas.

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Johanna Rothman
The Importance of Agile Source Code Management

If agile teams do not effectively utilize source code management, they can miss out on key benefits and sometimes even lose essential source code used for application deployment. But done well, a source code management solution can provide the best platform for effective agile practices. Bob Aiello explains.

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Bob Aiello
Why Agile Might Benefit People Even More Than Software

Agile produces software that is more thoroughly tested and secure, at a speed that the current marketplace almost demands. But beyond making better mobile apps or more appealing software, how important is agile when it comes to not only cultivating a strong team, but also communicating with clients?

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Josiah Renaudin