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EPIC Experience 2020 - EPIC Track 3

Wednesday, April 22

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant
W3

Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 10:15am to 12:15pm

A ScrumMaster's work is never done. The development team needs your support, the product owner is lost in the complexities of agile product management, and your managers and stakeholders need to know what will be done, by when, and for how much. Learn how experienced ScrumMasters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership while removing organizational impediments and helping their Scrum teams deliver real value. Ryan Ripley will show you how to bring life back to your Scrum events by leveraging the full intelligence of your...

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant
W8

Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems (continued)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:00am to 11:30pm

A ScrumMaster's work is never done. The development team needs your support, the product owner is lost in the complexities of agile product management, and your managers and stakeholders need to know what will be done, by when, and for how much. Learn how experienced ScrumMasters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership while removing organizational impediments and helping their Scrum teams deliver real value. Ryan Ripley will show you how to bring life back to your Scrum events by leveraging the full intelligence of your...

Ryan Ripley
Independent Consultant
W13

Fixing Your Scrum: Practical Solutions to Common Scrum Problems (continued)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:15pm

A ScrumMaster's work is never done. The development team needs your support, the product owner is lost in the complexities of agile product management, and your managers and stakeholders need to know what will be done, by when, and for how much. Learn how experienced ScrumMasters balance the demands of these three levels of servant leadership while removing organizational impediments and helping their Scrum teams deliver real value. Ryan Ripley will show you how to bring life back to your Scrum events by leveraging the full intelligence of your...

Fiona-Charles
Quality Intelligence
W18

Learning to Say No

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

Although we’d like to always be able to say yes, there are times when saying no actually serves our projects, our teammates, and our stakeholders best. Software practitioners can be subject to many conflicting or unreasonable demands. A manager may insist we work on several projects simultaneously, making it impossible for us to do good work on any of them. There may be enormous pressure to work long hours, which will jeopardize our health and the quality of our work. We can even find ourselves pressured to do things that conflict with our personal...

Fiona-Charles
Quality Intelligence
W23

Learning to Say No (continued)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 3:00pm to 3:30pm

Although we’d like to always be able to say yes, there are times when saying no actually serves our projects, our teammates, and our stakeholders best. Software practitioners can be subject to many conflicting or unreasonable demands. A manager may insist we work on several projects simultaneously, making it impossible for us to do good work on any of them. There may be enormous pressure to work long hours, which will jeopardize our health and the quality of our work. We can even find ourselves pressured to do things that conflict with our personal...

Lia-James
Orenda Agency
W28

Going Beyond the Story: Navigating Your Truth to Success

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

As leaders, we’re encouraged to fake it until we make it. But we’re also pressured to show our authentic selves. No wonder we get lost in the story we’re trying to tell. Our story, or the perception of it, impacts so much more than our resume, LinkedIn profile, or company bio. It impacts how we lead, how others relate to us, how our teams operate, and how our career evolves. Join Lia James in an exploration of what it means to be an agile leader. Learn how to live your story—for real—to transcend your leadership style from good to agile. These tips are known to improve career...

Thursday, April 23

Max_Saperstone
Coveros
T3

Getting to Continuous Testing

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 10:00am to 10:30am

Max Saperstone tells the story of how a health care company striving to get to continuous releases built up their automation to secure confidence in regular releases. Initially, as no test automation existed, Max was able to take an opportunity for greenfield test automation and, in the span of twelve months, develop over two thousand test cases. A pipeline was created to verify the integrity of the automated tests and build Docker containers for simplified test execution. These containers could be easily reused by developers and the DevOps team to verify the application. Join Max as he...

Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
T8

Being Agile without Doing Agile

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

The most common requests Dawn Haynes gets as a consultant these days are to help testers and teams transition to an agile development process, or to help testers be more effective in “agile-ish” environments. Interestingly, the core answer to these questions starts with forgetting the process for a moment and focusing on yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish. Being agile starts with a mindset and an attitude that drive focus, approaches, and solutions. When you start there, the path to improvement can almost always be summarized as “being...

Dawn Haynes
PerfTestPlus, Inc.
T13

Being Agile without Doing Agile (continued)

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:45am to 12:15pm

The most common requests Dawn Haynes gets as a consultant these days are to help testers and teams transition to an agile development process, or to help testers be more effective in “agile-ish” environments. Interestingly, the core answer to these questions starts with forgetting the process for a moment and focusing on yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish. Being agile starts with a mindset and an attitude that drive focus, approaches, and solutions. When you start there, the path to improvement can almost always be summarized as “being...

Adam Cuppy
ZEAL
T18

Practicing Exploration

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 2:45pm to 3:15pm

Have you ever overcooked peanut butter and jelly? Ever put too much antacid in your chili? Have you ever tried to do either? Certainty and experimentation rarely go hand in hand, but it is possible to do both. As software professionals, we're required to experiment and explore. When we don't, our products end up shallow and uninteresting. We must sink into the depths of what's scary and uncertain in order to resurface with winning ideas that are just what our customers need. Adam Cuppy will explore bridging the gap between certainty and...

Aly Klidies
TechWell Corp.
T23

Inside Out: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence In Your Career

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Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 3:45pm to 4:15pm

Recently while watching the Disney movie Inside Out with her children, Aly Klidies realized that so many of the emotions displayed in the film are actually valuable demonstrations that can help us explore, understand, and develop as adults in our careers. Have you ever been in a meeting where your project deadline date was moved up two weeks sooner than expected and you wanted to burst into flames like "Anger"? Or maybe you were sitting in a performance review and you started to focus solely on the negative comments from your manager like "Sadness" would? We have all been there!...