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Conference Schedule

Sunday, June 3

Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration Desk Hours—7:30am–10:00am
7:30 am to 10:00 am
Multi-Day Training Classes Begin—8:30am–5:00pm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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Fundamentals of Agile Certification—ICAgile (2-Day)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Learn what agile is all about, why agile works, and how to effectively plan and develop software using agile principles. Upon completion of this course, successful attendees will be certified by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile), awarded the ICAgile Professional designation (ICP).
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Agile Tester Certification (2-Day)
Mike Sowers
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Agile software practices are being employed within many development organizations worldwide, and as a result, many testers struggle to understand the agile development process and their place in it. In Agile Tester Certification, both novice and experienced testers learn the fundamentals of agile development, the role of the tester in the agile team, and the agile testing processes. Learn technical and team skills testers need for success in the world of agile development, as well as the techniques of Test-Driven Development (TDD), Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD) and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) during this two-day course. All participants are expected to have experience in or knowledge of agile development fundamentals.  

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Leading SAFe–SAFe Agilist Certification Training (2-Day)
Roland Cuellar
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Gain the knowledge necessary to lead an enterprise agile transformation by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework, and its underlying principles of lean thinking, and product development flow. This two-day course meets the education prerequisite for the Leading SAFe—Scaled Agilist Certification exam.
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Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level (3-Day)
Dawn Haynes
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Delivered by leading experts in the testing industry, Software Tester Certification—Foundation Level is an accredited training course to prepare you for the ISTQB® Certified Tester—Foundation Level CTFL) exam. ISTQB® is the only internationally accepted certification for software testing and has granted more than 450,000 certifications in more than 110 countries around the world. In this three-day course, you’ll learn the basic skills required of a software test professional and how testing fits into software development. This course is appropriate for those new to the testing profession and those seeking ISTQB® certification in software testing. 

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Fundamentals of DevOps Certification—ICAgile (2-Day)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

DevOps combines development, testing, and operations and includes continuous integration, automated testing, continuous delivery, and rapid deployment practices. Because DevOps practices require confidence in nearly all changes, automated testing is an essential ingredient that is integrated into the process and relied upon for enforcement of quality gates and to ensure overall delivery quality. This two-day course will teach you how to avoid the common mistakes of DevOps implementations and to leverage DevOps best practices. Test professionals, operations engineers, developers, project managers, and business owners will all benefit from this curriculum.

 

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Certified Scrum Developer (3-Day)
Raj Indugula
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Learn to use a deliberate and disciplined approach to tackle development challenges and produce reliable, robust, and verifiable applications in three-day technical course that anchors the Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) designation.

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Certified Scrum Product Owner (2-Day)
Arlen Bankston
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

This two-day Certified Scrum Product Owner certification course gives you the skills to assume the hardest role in Scrum, a Product Owner. Taught by leading agile practitioners, the focus on this course is providing real-world techniques that have been proven effective by product owners in hundreds of actual projects. Business customers, product managers, and line managers will benefit from this training. Upon completion, successful participants are registered as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance® (www.scrumalliance.org).

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Certified ScrumMaster® Training (2-Day)
Bob Payne
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
This two-day Certified ScrumMaster® Training prepares you both to gain your ScrumMaster certification, and more importantly, to utilize it in complex situations and projects. Upon completion, you'll be eligible to take an exam allowing you to become a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), which includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance®, where valuable ScrumMaster materials and information are available exclusively to CSMs.
 
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Selenium Test Automation: From the Ground Up
Titus Fortner
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

As companies transition to agile environments, Selenium is an essential tool to release quality software more quickly. Learn to use Selenium and to craft maintainable test frameworks and test suites in this one-day, hands-on course. 

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Agile Test Automation—ICAgile (2-Day)
Rob Sabourin
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Explore the many ways automation supports agile testing in this two-day course with real-world, vendor-neutral examples of agile test automation approaches and tools. In addition, successful attendees are awarded the ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Test Automation (ICP-ATA).

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Certified Agile Leadership (2-Day)
Sanjiv Augustine
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Begin the journey toward agile leadership in this two-day workshop focused on the role, responsibilities and reasons for being an agile leader. 

Lunch
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Training Classes Continue—1:00pm–5:00pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Hours—4:00pm–6:00pm
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Monday, June 4

Registration Desk Hours—7:00am–4:30pm
7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Full–Day Tutorials (8:30am–4:30pm)
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Multi-Day Training Classes Continue—8:30am–5:00pm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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Tutorial MB Agile Managers: Nurture Your Teams to Thrive Preview
Selena Delesie
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial MC Lean Software Development: Principles and Practices Preview
Ken Pugh
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial ME Lean/Agile Data-Driven Decisions Demystified Preview
Larry Maccherone
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial MF Rethinking Your Retrospectives Preview
Ryan Ripley
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial MD Building Continuous Delivery Pipelines Preview
Ken Mugrage
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Tutorial MG Creating a High-Performance Agile Team Preview
Mary Thorn, Bob Galen
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial MJ Fundamentals of Lean Startup Preview
Pete Oliver-Krueger
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial MK Coaching Workshop: Taking Your Scrum to the Next Level Preview
Ryan Ripley
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Registration Desk Hours—Closes at 4:30pm
4:30 pm

Tuesday, June 5

Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration Desk Hours—7:30am–5:00pm
7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Full– and Half–Day Tutorials (8:30am–12:00pm)
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Multi-Day Training Classes Continue—8:30am–5:00pm
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
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Tutorial TA The Architecture of Microservices Preview
Allen Holub
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TE Learning How to Lead High-Performing Agile Teams Preview
Mary Thorn, Bob Galen
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial TG Chartering Agile Teams: Conditions for Success Preview
Doc List
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial TH Advanced Backlog Refinement and Estimation Techniques Preview
V. Lee Henson
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial TC Take Your Test-Driven Development to the Next Level Preview
Rob Myers
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TD What DevOps Means for Testers and Testing Preview
Jeffery Payne
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
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Tutorial TF Leaders: Getting Real without Getting Fired Preview
Marcus King, Allison Pollard
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Lunch
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Full– and Half–Day Tutorials Continue (1:00pm–4:30pm)
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TI Agile Project Failures: Root Causes and Corrective Actions Preview
Jeffery Payne
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TJ What You Need to be SAFe: Implementing Enterprise Agile Preview
Francie Van Wirkus, Claudia Marquette
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TL The Tester's (New) Role in Agile Development Preview
Rob Sabourin
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TM Adopt a Product-Centered Approach Preview
David Hussman
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Tutorial TK What's Your Leadership IQ? Preview
Jennifer Bonine
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Welcome Reception—4:30pm–5:30pm
4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Wednesday, June 6

Registration Desk Hours—7:00am–5:30pm
7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
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Keynote K1 Use DevOps Principles to Transform Culture Preview
Ashley Hunsberger, Blackboard
8:30 am to 9:45 am

At the heart of DevOps is the idea that organizations break down silos and teams work together to innovate faster, reducing the length of feedback loops and delivering value faster. Ashley Hunsberger describes how Blackboard is using DevOps principles—collaborative practices, iterative improvements, incremental testing, and more—to transform their development culture so everyone owns quality. Big change does not happen overnight, so they learned to make smaller changes that support the overall vision Join Ashley as she lays the groundwork for iterative and continuous improvement through a...Read more

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Keynote K2 Five (Oops! I Mean Six) Mistakes Leaders Make Preview
Pete Behrens, Trail Ridge Consulting
10:00 am to 11:00 am

The world of work is transforming at an unrelenting pace. Product development is increasingly more complex and uncertain while the speed of decisions and delivery is escalating at an exponential pace. Many of us are unaware of how our thoughts and actions work against our own objectives and our organizations’ goals and needs. Pete Behrens illustrates how leadership agility improves self-awareness, amplifies decision-making, improves outcomes, and grows resilience and capacity in highly complex and fast-paced environments. Sharing stories from his two decades of personal experience—and...Read more

Networking Break • Visit the Expo—10:30am–2:00pm
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Lunch in the Expo—Meet the Speakers
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Networking Break • Visit the Expo—03:30pm–6:30pm
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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Keynote K3 Lightning Strikes the Keynotes Preview
Bob Galen, Zenergy Technologies
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR testing conferences. Now, they’ve come to the combined Agile Dev, Better Software, and DevOps conferences too. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consist of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. Some of the best-known experts will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Get multiple keynote...Read more

Expo Reception—5:30pm–6:30pm
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Thursday, June 7

Continental Breakfast—7:30am–8:30am
7:30 am to 8:30 am
Registration Desk Hours—8:00am–5:30pm
8:00 am to 5:30 pm
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Keynote K4 Take Agile Beyond the Team to Empower the Entire Organization Preview
Seth Eliot, Amazon.com
8:30 am to 9:45 am

Software teams work hard to achieve agile proficiency, bringing them the benefits of self-management, continuous improvement, and reliable delivery. However, these agile teams are often part of larger organizations in which they only deliver one piece of a larger product. Seth Eliot says that even the best team-level processes will fail to produce customer-obsessed results in an environment where the organization itself does not understand and practice agility. An agile organization benefits from valuing individuals and interactions, working software, customer collaboration, and responding...Read more

Networking Break • Visit the Expo—10:30am–3:00pm
10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Lunch in the Expo—Meet the Speakers
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Networking Break • Visit the Expo—Closes at 3:00pm
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm
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Keynote K5 Agile Lighthouses: Navigating toward Successful Products Preview
Anu Smalley, Capala Consulting Group
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm

Directional awareness in product development is one of the most challenging aspects of building things—whether applications, services, or true products. Gaining a true north in your journey and having a light to show you the way are often the difference between success and failure. But what is your compass? Where is your lighthouse? It’s your customer, and your challenge is determining how to effectively engage the customer. Agile product management provides a distinct mindset with techniques and patterns useful in navigating these often-convoluted courses. And Anu Smalley is an expert...Read more

Agile Leadership Summit Reception (Summit registration required) - 5:30pm–6:30pm
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday, June 8

Registration Desk Hours—7:30am–3:00pm
7:30 am to 3:00 pm
Continental Breakfast—8:00am–8:30am
8:00 am to 8:30 am
Agile Leadership Summit (Summit Registration Required) 8:30am–4:30pm
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Agile Leadership Summit
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

"Leading Thru Agile’s Larger-scale & Regulated Challenges" Thursday, June 7 • 5:30 pm–7:30 pm and Friday, June 8 • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

One of the challenging, real world landscapes for agile transformation is in more regulated environments. For example, the medical and financial domains. While agile is possible in these contexts and can even thrive, it often requires a different sort of leadership skill to guide the introduction and evolution. And even if you’re not solely focused on agile from a methods perspective, the principles and practices can...Read more
Lunch
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Agile Leadership Summit Continues 1:00pm–4:30pm
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm