Microsoft Visual Studio's Journey to Continuous Delivery
Microsoft Visual Studio is now releasing at a much faster pace and the Team Foundation Service has a deployment every sprint. We adopted agile practices across the board and made significant improvements to engineering processes and systems down the way. What are the impediments to agile and how you overcome them. How do you reimagine the role of developers and testers in this new era. What kind of tools do you need to make this transition a success for your team ?
Come and learn what it takes to adopt modern processes to ship complex products like Visual Studio with engineering teams spread across the globe to ship at cloud cadence.
Outline/structure of the Session
The structure of the session is pivoted around the journey of Visual Studio from 2005 onwards when we used to have longer release cycles to now when we ship every 3 months for our on-prem product and every 3 weeks for our online service.
- Visual Studio Team - Common Challenges with large distributed team development
- 3 Waves of learning - Techincal Debt (2005-2008), Amplified flow of Value (2008-2011), Improved Cycle Time (2012 and beyond)
- Modern Practices and Modern ALM for Continuous Delivery (Talks about Agile Lifecycle to enable continuous Delivery)
The key takeaways of the sessions are to believe that one can be succesful adopting agile practices for complex products like Visual Studio. Also some tips around how one can overcome common challenges when one goes down this journey.
The session is meant for decision makers to understand the challenges and solutions in adopting agile practices for complex products. At the same time it also caters to agile team members to understand how to put the processes into practice to deliver cus
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