Increasing demand to speedily take products and services to the market in the face of intense competition has made it even more challenging for organizations to meet their business goals. As a result it has become much more important to deploy complex applications in order to ensure system robustness and scalability to meet growing demand. DevOps plays a significant role here by coupling development and operations together to achieve a common goal of delivering a quality, reliable software that gives business benefit to all stakeholders.

The Agile Global Event's DevOps conference will be organised in Chennai on the July 21, 2017. The conference will feature insightful talks and solution based discussions that will help to understand the concept of DevOps, associated benefits, scrutinise implementation challenges and their solutions. The aim of this conference is to highlight the know-how to ‘switch it on’ i.e put into practice DevOps in your organization.


The conference targets to feature presentation and discussion sessions by recognized thought-leaders addressing the actual developments and trends in DevOps highlighting implementation challenges and their solutions. The conference presentations by expert speakers will make it easier to understand how DevOps can successfully bring cross-functional business units together for delivering business results speedily in the Agile environment.


A full day event aims to bring together bright minds, leaders, practitioners and professional from the Agile management and software testing domain to discuss tools, techniques, developments and best practices in Agile Testing area which will act as catalyst to deliver excellent business value alongside overcoming challenges.

Friday, 21 July, 2017
"Introduction to DevOps"

DevOps continues to mean many things to many people. Ask a hundred people what their definition of DevOps is, and you will get back a hundred and one different responses. More importantly, different stakeholders in an organization think of DevOps for different reasons. For some, DevOps is a way reduces costs. For others, DevOps is a solution for velocity. And for yet others, DevOps is a silver bullet to improve quality. 

In the absence of a consistent definition and a common denominator objectives expectation, it is no wonder that more than half of all enterprise DevOps implementations fail. Most of implementations that are successful fail to realize the full spectrum of benefits from DevOps. Very rarely do enterprise DevOps implementations become catalysts of engineering transformation and organizational impact. 

What then separates successful DevOps implementations from unsuccessful ones? 

There is one foundational element that all successful DevOps implementations have in common. This ingredient is establishing and tracking well-defined DevOps metrics. 

In this session, you will learn – 

1.       Why are DevOps metrics important?

2.       How to define and measure key DevOps metrics

3.       Using DevOps metrics to drive executive decisions, organizational change and engineering transformation 

In addition, you will take back a personalized DevOps metrics strategy for yourself, your team and your organization.

- Kapil Apshankar, Chief Architect and Global Leader - Application Modernization, Cognizant
In the 80s and 90s, Supply Chain was born out of necessity when there was a need to find optimal ways of servicing customer demands for their products. Manufacturing at that point was happening in silos and irrespective of the demand, it was felt that it is better to produce and be ready leading to unnecessary lead time and inventory of unwanted products. This was due to lack of communication, collaboration and integration between the multiple stakeholders in the chain.

Optimization involved getting a more holistic view, improve, reduce constraints and automate. Very similar principles and techniques have been extrapolated in the IT context for DevOps like Agile having its roots in Deming, as does Lean (as does TQM and SixSigma). More specifically to development, Lean introduced the 8 types of Waste and culture to manage and reduce waste which comes at the cost of delivering code, delivering value, and pleasing/delighting your customers. Software supply chains introduced an unmeasured – and therefore unmanaged – form of waste. Managing out elective re-work can massively improve developer productivity. This is applicable across IT services and operations (not just software development), using a combination of the above techniques will lead to solid improvements in customer service and optimizing costs.

The session will cover the analogies between Supply Chain and DevOps principles and how the same can be embraced in IT for service and cost optimization.
- Syed Hassan, Director - IT - Enterprise Services, DXC Technology
DevOps is the buzz word now but loaded with too many myths and assumptions. Be it technical or non-technical aspects. Through this presentation, let’s try to crack the myths and talk facts on the current situation prevailing across organizations. What strategies one should apply on people, process and technology to make DevOps journey a success. - Venkata Subramanyam, Founder & CEO, InfoSeption

In any ecosystem, novelty and change comes with it's own share of criticism. The advent of DevOps practices and its inclusion in legacy environments has attracted a mix of opinions. Join us for a 45-minute power-packed panel discussion where DevOps practitioners and experts would examine and present critical perspectives on DevOps in Practice.

- Kapil Apshankar, Chief Architect and Global Leader - Application Modernization, Cognizant - Venkata Subramanyam, Founder & CEO, InfoSeption - Syed Hassan, Director - IT - Enterprise Services, DXC Technology
Do you wish to see Continuous Delivery in action?  Do you wish to know how to apply the theoretical concepts of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery in practice?  Join me in the hands-on demonstration of a Continuous Delivery pipeline using a web application example.

Key Takeaways:
  • Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery Pipeline Setup using Jenkins
  • Feature Toggles
  • How CD requires changes in ways of work
  • Continuous Deployment - Needs & Demo
- Vivek Ganesan, Agile Change Agent, SolutionsIQ Accenture

I believe empowered, and enabled teams will become high performing teams. This sets the culture of the team, department and the company. Leaders need to bring in the right talents, setting right expectations to deliver value to the business, continuously. Team structure, with the right mix of responsibilities is the building block for high performing teams. 

I will be sharing my experience of the different team structures I have worked with and what I believe is the best among them.

- Balaji Kalyansundaram, Technology Leader. Agile and DevOps Evangelist, AstraZeneca

DevOps adoption will empower Business Groups and enable execution of continuous business changes into continuous deliveries. The organizational culture is the environment in which people, process and technology interact. With culture being fluid and is learned and shared, taking a programmatic approach and creating a DevOps mindset becomes a primary objective as part of a transformation initiative. A culture transformation framework can be a starting point to create a DevOps fit team.

- Aparna , DevOps Practice Lead, TechStar Group

Microservices is an architecture pattern that has evolved with Devops as its backbone. This architecture produces smaller, but more numerous artifacts for deployments - 'microdeployments'. Devops is the piece that bridges the gap between microservices and deployments. 

This talk will discuss the technology approach, the practices and the lessons learnt in our journey to build effective micro services. We will discuss the need for having a continuous delivery practice in place before starting to develop microservices. We will discuss an antipattern around building micro services but sticking to traditional monolithic deployments and ways to combat it. 

- Srimathi Harinarayanan, Solution Consultant, Sahaj Software Solutions
Business are demanding ever shorter release cycles for new applications.Traditionally ‘Operations’ is seen as a barrier with lengthy bureaucratic controls and delays in provisioning production systems. DevOps is a growing movement for shortening development and deployment and integrating Development and Operations. However this requires a mindset shift, new behaviors and a cultural shift in both Development and Operations.

Traditionally suspicious of each other, they must now work closely together. Yet many companies are struggling to adopt and deploy DevOps and how to change the culture.

Gamification - The Phoenix Project
The simulation game is based upon ‘The Phoenix Project’ Book. Parts Unlimited is in trouble. The only way forward to not only save the company but to make it competitive and profitable is “The Phoenix Project” which represents an IT enabled business transformation, with Retail Operations as the business owner of this project. The VP of IT Operations is asked to take the lead of the IT department and ensure that “The Phoenix Project” will be a success. But the VP of IT Operations is facing a tremendous amount of work. A huge backlogs of issues, features and projects.
Your team will act in different roles within the Parts Unlimited organization. You can be Retail Operations, Human Resources or Finance –playing the Business roles of the company. Or you can be the VP of IT Operations or other members from his IT Team that needs to develop the applications and solve the IT Issues. - Suresh GP, Founder & Managing Director, TaUB Solutions
DevOps is the current buzzword and with that comes heavy local interpretations. Some are right and some are wrong. If someone had asked you 'Should I follow Agile or DevOps', this session would address the same. If someone demanded telling 'I want excellent cost optimization by implementing DevOps', this session addresses that as well. So, such simple-sounding questions and busting some myths is the intent of the session. Yeah, finally it is not rocket science... - Ramkumar Ramachandran, Director & CIO, Internettechies Solutions





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