Agile Webinars

Our Agile Webinar series features a variety of ThoughtWorks Agile experts discussing a range of subjects. If you miss out on a live session, all webinars are archived and can watched later.

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Archived Webinars

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    #10 – How Continuous Delivery Can Help Get the Best Out of the Cloud

    While many believe that traditional applications and software related processes may not always work in the Cloud, in this Webinar Daniel Aragao and Nigel Fernandes will discuss how companies can move, create and maintain applications in this environment through Continuous Delivery, Continuous Integration, automation, monitoring and build pipelines.

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    #9 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    Continuous Delivery practices are natural fit for organizations who want to manage risks in the delivery of IT services. If this contradicts what you may have been told during painful conversations with compliance teams, this session is for you. Joanne Molesky explains how Continuous Delivery can reduce IT uncertainty and shares an approach that will help convince auditors of the benefits of frequent release.

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    #8 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    How you actually build your software will affect your delivery effectiveness. Ensuring that your software is built with Continuous Delivery in mind will smooth downstream processes like Automated Acceptance Tests, Adhoc Environment creation, and Production releases (because Production is just another environment). In this talk Scott Muc describes his dream Release Management DSL and discusses its effects on how a team will build software. From what developers need to do, to how managers can read the warning signs on software that’s difficult to release.

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    # 7 in the Continuous Delivery Webinar Series

    The minimum? Why would I only want to do the minimum? It seems counter-intuitive – the idea that the best path forward when embarking on new product development should focus on the smallest possible product. Why not go big and try to launch with a big splash? Won’t your customers be turned off by a lack of features and glorious complexity?

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    #6 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    Many companies are adopting Continuous Delivery as a practice for accelerating cycle time between “development complete” and “in production”. However, development and operations teams in these companies have faced challenges in this evolutionary journey.

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    #5 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    Companies can leverage the strengths of Cloud Architecture and apply techniques of Infrastructure-as-a-Service within their own data centers. ThoughtWorks’ recent project spanning several large data centers in India shows how enterprises can use virtualization and automation to gain strategic business advantages. The capabilities that can be achieved could help those enterprises that for competitive reasons must automate and speed up software deployment processes, or even move to a Continuous Delivery model.

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    #4 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    Automated testing is a cornerstone of Continuous Delivery. Automated functional testing ensures that your software is working across your value stream and that your organization has fast feedback when it’s not. Maintaining automated acceptance tests, once a team has more than a few tests, isn’t trivial however. This webinar covers best practices for keeping your functional test suites long-lived and healthy — from test strategy and tools all the way to coding practices.

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    #3 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    “Eight in ten CEOs expect their environment to grow significantly more complex, and fewer than half believe they know how to deal with it successfully,” says a recent IBM study of complexity in business. MIT Sloan School of management reports that agile organizations generate 30% higher earnings per share. The complexity problem and the agility solution are enterprise issues that go beyond agile software development to enterprise agility.

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    #2 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    In this talk, Jez discusses how devops can be implemented in large organizations. He will provide a selection of the common issues with devops adoption, such as managing risk, compliance with regulation and frameworks such as ITIL, and meeting auditing requirements.

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    Adam Monago, VP of Client Services, ThoughtWorks Studios talks about managing software projects when just one team is involved is tricky enough. After all, apply Agile concepts to large programs or portfolios and the many challenges reveal themselves. This presentation uses examples of experiences with clients around the world to shed light on best practices as well as avoidable pitfalls when applying Agile to multi-team development projects.

  • What They Didn’t Tell You About Architecture in Agile Development

    Sriram Narayan, Tech Principal, ThoughtWorks, explores the role and relevance of architecture in Agile development. He will also discuss ways to reconcile the desire for a coherent and well-designed architecture with decentralized decision making when working on large projects with multiple teams.

  • Succeeding with Globally Distributed Agile

    Sameer Deans, Delivery Manager, ThoughtWorks on choosing Agile practices for your software development project. And on what happens when the offshore value proposition comes along with the fact that the delivery team is spread over several locations.

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    Chad Wathington, VP of Product Development, ThoughtWorks Studios introduces an entirely new and current approach to Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): Agile ALM. This approach outlines 5 key organizational practices that helps IT organizations meet increasing customer expectations and quickly adapt to competitive pressures through the design, development, and Continuous Delivery of high quality software.

  • Where Exploration and Automation Meet: Leveraging Your Investment in Automated Functional Tests

    Andy Kemp, Product Manager – Twist, ThoughtWorks Studios discusses the best way to utilize automated functional testing within your organization. Agile teams invest heavily in automated functional tests. When done well, this investment is returned in the form of fast feedback. This enables teams to release software quickly and often. By structuring tests in the right way, teams can further leverage this advantage by using these tests as a platform for exploratory testing that can find issues a regression test suite won’t.

  • Supporting Agile Teams From the Top

    Patricia Mandarino, Lead Consultant, ThoughtWorks, talks about what you need to do as a champion to facilitate a productive transition to Agile. As a Leader you have made a commitment to implementing an Agile development methodology within your organization. You communicate the directive (that’s what it feels like to your teams) and you provide training for your teams. But that’s not enough to insure success. What more can you do?

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    The ThoughtWorks Studios Mingle User Group meeting, is an interactive webinar for all those who are interested in and use Mingle, ThoughtWorks’ Agile project management tool. In this meeting a Fortune 500 customer and cloud computing guru showcased Mingle and shared how it has been used successfully in their enterprise environments. They also revealed tips and tricks on how to optimize Mingle in IT organizations as well as discussed continuous delivery, an emerging IT best practice.

  • Agile Metrics that Matter

    Patricia Carlin, General Manager ThoughtWorks, talks about Metrics versus Diagnostics, Reporting Progress and Providing Visibility and the necessity of producing metrics that add value and eliminating metrics that are now deemed irrelevant. The discussion also comprises guidelines on effectively using metrics on an Agile project as well as different types of metrics used on ThoughtWorks projects.

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    Sumeet Moghe, Training Manager, ThoughtWorks, shares the key to success in Agile teams. Feedback in peer groups facilitates a shift from ‘forming, storming and norming’ to the most effective stage in the Tuckman’s model – performing. This aspect, an important concern of luminaries in the Agile world such as Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman, Norman Kerth, Alistair Cockburn and Martin Fowler is discussed in deep detail.

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    ThoughtWorks Studios invites you to join the first Go User Group meeting. During this interactive and informative webinar, Premium Credit Limited (a Bank of America company) will showcase how Go is being used successfully in their enterprise environments and how it enables them to practice Continuous Delivery.

    Chad Wathington, VP – Product Development, will also share inside tips on getting the best from environments in Go. Our product experts will demonstrate how to migrate effortlessly from an open source CI tool to Go in your organization.

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    #1 in the Continuous Delivery webinar series

    This talk will introduce the principles and practices of Continuous Delivery, an approach pioneered by companies like Facebook, Flickr and ThoughtWorks, that aims to make it possible for an organization to deliver frequently (weekly, daily or even hourly) and confidently. It uses idea -> live (the time from idea being conceived until the feature is live) as a key metric, minimizing that metric across the whole path to production.

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    There is no Agile in a Box

    Enterprises that are successful with agile software methods know that “Individuals and Interactions” are more important than “Processes and Tools”. But the right tools really can make a big difference, particularly when their primary objective is to make individuals and their interactions more productive and meaningful. Cyndi Mitchell, Managing Director, ThoughtWorks Studios, talks about how to choose tools that are fit for agile teams across your organization.

  • The Financial and Budgetary Impact of Agile and Lean

    Ross Pettit Client Principal, ThoughtWorks elaborates on the financial risks of ‘leaned-out IT.’ Agile teams are better aligned with corporate financial priorities, enable a higher rate of capitalization, consume less cash, provide better cash management, protect yields and reduce exposure to “black swan” events. But liquidity and solvency threats are loops that IT must mitigate.