Zen and the Art of Continuous Delivery

A session at Lean Agile Scotland 2015

Friday 9th October, 2015

1:40pm to 2:10pm (GMT)

Delivering software is exciting, but usually for the wrong reasons: it’s stressful, frantic, and risky. You might think that Continuous Delivery would make this a million times worse, but it actually brings an aura of calm to the process, letting high-quality software changes flow unimpeded.

No longer an exotic practice of the mystic monks of Etsy and Facebook, Continuous Delivery is taking hold even in famously laggard places (think gov.uk). It isn’t because of extreme requirements for speed - although this motivated the pioneers - it is because the shift in perspective is incredibly powerful for structuring effective teams and processes.

In this session, you will see how Agile teams benefit from developing a Continuous Delivery pipeline and, drawing on examples from my experience and research, practical steps for your own team. Borrowing from the concept of mindfulness, this talk aims to bring some clarity and simplicity to the messy problems of software delivery.

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Elizabeth Ayer

Product manager at @redgate for database automation. New market infiltration, data analysis, customer research fundamentalist. Battle cry: Shippit! bio from Twitter

In a past life, Elizabeth was a software developer in a large enterprise software organisation, but she has since turned her life around. Elizabeth is now a product manager with Redgate Software, a company with 15 years’ history making database tools for IT professionals. For the past year, she has investigated dozens of teams’ successful software delivery processes. Above all, she is passionate about making the customer voice heard inside development organizations and sharing the good practice she has seen with other companies.

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  • Colin Angus Mackay
  • Dominic Smith
  • Elizabeth Ayer
  • Mike Perrin

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Time 1:40pm2:10pm GMT

Date Fri 9th October 2015

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