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AgileTD Webinar with Mike Lyles: The Paradigm Shift of Quality

On October 27, 2021, we will host another AgileTD webinar. This time, Mike Lyles will talk about the paradigm of quality. You can join us at 3 pm CEST/9 am EST through Crowdcast. Thank you to our long-term friends of Sauce Labs, who sponsor this webinar.

Many years ago, Stephen Covey made the statement “Nothing Fails Like Success”.

He spoke on how the things we do to be successful today may not be enough for success tomorrow. This powerful statement can be directly applied to how the changing landscape of IT is affecting the roles of our project teams. Processes, tools, and approaches that were once successful years ago may not be enough today, tomorrow, and beyond.

This philosophy is highly applicable to the role of IT teams today. As teams move from waterfall to Agile & DevOps, there is a call for many changes in strategies that were once successful. The basic project dynamics are evolving into a whole new format. The concept of “shift left” moves from “good to have” to “required” in order for DEV and QA teams to engage in the project dynamics earlier. Years ago, before companies were moving to Agile & DevOps, teams would not have imagined that skills in design, arts, and user interfaces would become so important. However, they are critical roles required in aligning the project teams to ensure success.

Therefore, teams must evolve in multiple ways. First, they must modify basic behavior patterns: increasing the courage of the team, engagement with the project team, being more business-driven, and contributing more to the overall project life cycle. Secondly, communication becomes one of the most critical keys to success. And finally, teams must be willing to adapt and function in a changing environment that will continue to evolve as we learn new skills and grow with Agile & DevOps.

Key Takeaways:

  • Evaluate the many changes that teams face as organizations evolve their SDLC process

  • Evaluate how that some things remain the same and how to identify those core elements

  • A checklist of core skills and competencies needed in Agile & DevOps environments

  • Steps each team must take today to support their organizational growth


Find out more about the speaker:

With over 20 years of IT experience in multiple organizations and as Director of QA and Project Management Mike Lyles has a lot to share about how "quality" evolved over time and which skills and approaches need to be adapted with it. Learn more about Mike, his projects, publications, and books, and where he'll speak next here

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