Hurdles: The sprint with impediments on the way to Automation

schedule Feb 28th 04:00 PM - Jan 1st 12:00 AM place Esquire

Since the inception of Agile, practices has improvised and changed drastically. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery are few among them. I have practiced these methods and it really helped the team to deliver quality working software.

Most of the team are working hard and trying to deliver on time. Automation leverages the team to make this happen through Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. We all know changes are really hard, and we have to surpass several challenges to succeed.

We all are familiar with Sprints, here I am going to share the Hurdles I pass through to implement build and deployment automation. 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The session will be more focused on three points which comes your way while CI & CD. I will be sharing my experience with automation and how I managed to overcome below challenges, followed by the benefits of automation in nut-shell.

First move: it is always hard – how we do that?

The pace: to succeed you should sustain – how to find the right momentum?

Climax: we all need positive ending – how?

Learning Outcome

Audience will get an idea on how to start with automation, how to make simple moves to progress on automation.

Target Audience

DevOps, Release Engineers, Developers

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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  • AgileSattva Consulting LLP
    By AgileSattva Consulting LLP  ~  1 year ago
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    Interesting topic. It would be good to know the domain/technology that you would refer during the talk.

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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      Deepak,

      I will be sharing my real life experience with build and deployment automation using TFS.

      Vinod

  • Doc Norton
    By Doc Norton  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Vinod,

    Many of the conference attendees are requesting presentation slides. We find that your proposal onhttp://confengine.com/ is not updated with your session slides. Could you please update the talk at your soonest convenience?

    - Doc

     

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  3 years ago
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      Doc,

       

      Updated the profile with links to the presentation deck.

       

      Vinod

  • Nitin Ramrakhyani
    By Nitin Ramrakhyani  ~  3 years ago
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    Hi Vinod,

    Congrats for being shortlisted to present at Agile India 2014. As a part of Agile Lifecycle stage team, we are trying to reach out to all the presenters and see if we can help them in any ways. How are you doing w.r.t to your presentation? Would you like to toss it with us once for any early review/ feedback ?

    We'll be happy to help. Do let us know.

    Cheers,

    Nitin

  • Savita Pahuja
    By Savita Pahuja  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Vinod

    I like the idea to present the experience report. I would like to know how many challenges and the solutions to those challenges are you going to present. It would be very helpful , if you can give examples of one or two challenges.

    Regards

    Savita

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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      Hi Savita,

      Thanks for the feedback. Will share the content shortly.

       

      Regards,

      Vinod

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  4 years ago
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    Vinod, I like your proposal, esp. the experience sharing part. I would strongly suggest you pick 3 most important challenges you faced with automation and share your learning on those 3. This way we can convert this session to a 20 min experience report. Crisp and to the point. I'm sure this will attract a lot of people.

    If you agree, please don't forget to update your propoasl accordingly with the 3 challenges that you'll focus on.

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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      Naresh, thanks for your feedback and makes sense.

      Getting started and maintaining the pace to succeed in automation are biggest challenges I have faced so far. Would like to talk on those challenges refering to real experience I had with my teams.

  • Sachin goel
    By Sachin goel  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi - I would be curious to know if you aim to do some comparison of traditional testing techniques (black box, white box, penetration etc) and present a view to achieve same in Agile through automation? Would like to understand automation around end to end workflow(not a component view), automation with external APIs etc?

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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      Nop, I won't be covering any part of Unit testing / TDD / Automated testing. However will mention it as part of Continuous Integration. My focus will be more on build and deployment automation and its benefits.

      • Sachin goel
        By Sachin goel  ~  4 years ago
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        Thanks Vinod

        Does your examples cover build / release automationa cross different technologies and challenges / resolutions of same? do you also intend to touch upon leveraging build automation to determine increemental quality through automation of unit test cases, functional test cases etc?

        do you have any recommendations for build atuomation across different env?

        thanks

        Sachin

        • Vinod Purushothaman
          By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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          I will not be touching unit testing / TDD. Rather I would like to talk more on build / deployment automation, its benefits, common problem, resistance and how to succeed. I am targetting DevOps & Release Team. My examples are based on TFS/PS. However will be mentioning the benefits of automated testing in a line or two.

  • Joel Tosi
    By Joel Tosi  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Vinod,
    I like the angle of your presentation. Have you presented this before? Will this session have examples, purely presentational, compare tools, talk about organizational challenges / collaboration...any / all of the above?

    Best,
    Joel

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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      Joel,

      I am going present this in Agile Kerala 2013 conference scheduled this November. Yes few examples are there, and tips to improve on build & deployment automation. The presentaion also discussess organizational challenges.  

      This presentation will be more focused on how to do build and deployment automation with TFS.

      Vinod

      • Joel Tosi
        By Joel Tosi  ~  4 years ago
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        Thanks for the response.  As this is an experience report, the presentation willl just be slides, correct?  No live work, testing, automation, etc?

        • Vinod Purushothaman
          By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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          Yes, thats correct. And no live work / testing.

  • steve ropa
    By steve ropa  ~  4 years ago
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    Hi Vinod, You state that this is an experience report. Are you going to walk through a particular project or experience, or is this going to be more of a talk/comparison, as other commenters have suggested? I'm a huge fan of automation, and I would definitely like to see folks have an easier time to get started. Would this talk help us get there?

    • Vinod Purushothaman
      By Vinod Purushothaman  ~  4 years ago
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      Steve, I am planning to talk about build & deployment automation, challenges and action plan to achieve this. For sure it will help novice practitioners to kick start. However I will be referring to my project experience to show examples. 

  • Naresh Jain
    By Naresh Jain  ~  4 years ago
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