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In this off colored talk, I'll cover the major players of cult favorite The Big Lebowski and how those players map to the people you are likely to encounter when executing an IT project. Successful IT projects are often more about the organizational issues you'll encounter rather than the technical issues. In this talk, we'll cover some of the "characters" of IT you will encounter on your journey, and how to overcome them. For fun, we will draw from the characters of The Big Lebowski, as well as the Dude's experiences, in order to help you navigate your organization.
After all, "All the Dude ever wanted was his project done."
The big change I would make is to go a bit deeper into the characters of IT (based on feedback I got after CloudStack Collab) and incorporate more theory regarding psychology, organizational management, and sociology to educate the audience on organization dynamics. As IT people often lack interpersonal relationship skills (I know I do at times), I think this talk can be very useful for attendees.
In many companies, devops and security officers don’t make for a happy couple. The first impulse for a security officer is to think ‘devops is along memory lane back to the eighties, when engineers changed directly in PROD and no OTAP streets ….’.Too bad that they are not happy couple because they are far less incompatible than it seems at a first glance. In this presentation by Frank, a hardcore security officer himself, he will explain how his colleagues seduced him to become a devops-supporter. Moreover, how he became to appreciate the possibility of ten releases a day. Perhaps, he will even explain why and how Security might benefit from devops.
Many organisations want to shorten their time-to-market. By implementing agile they try to shorten the delivery time. Agile projects use practices like continuous integration, automated deployment, (acceptance) test-driven development and regression test automation to get to continuous delivery. In this process build, integration, test, and deployment automation plays an important role.
The delivery of software has to become fast and reliable. But what does it take to get to continuous delivery? What are the testing challenges we face in a continuous delivery? Which test strategies can we apply be able to test continuous delivery?
This talk zooms in on fully automated testing and a high degree of automation in the business facing testing to get to continuous delivery. It focusses on solutions (tooling) within a continuous delivery model from a testing perspective. It gives the participants insights in the use of requirements management tooling, test solutions built with tooling like Selenium and Fitnesse, JMeter, Appdynamics and other tooling. How can deployment processes be implemented with the use of the right (often lightweight) tooling? Which test strategy fits in this process and how to organize collaboration between developers, testers and operations?
Finally this talk gives practical examples of projects were these solutions were used.