A typical conversation on a release day:

 Everyone on team running around with questions like how was it merged without review? why wasn't it caught earlier in the automated tests? is it not test covered? And the blame game starts which turns pleasant office premises into a really chaotic one as all starts behaving like Shakuni the bad critic ..............

Does this conversation sounds familiar to you?

yes, in fast paced organisations like us it is a burning problem. And we really wanted a monitoring system in the test phase itself that too using the same tools we use regularly and hence not costing us anything extra. This brings Agility within the teams by having everything & everyone on a single platform and help everyone feel what’s there in the black box.

Points needed to ensure:

  1. Prevent direct push to the branches we want to protect
  2. No commits to go inside without tech/product review
  3. A common transparent place to quickly go through all commit links/description with timestamp to quickly know which can be the culprit commits
  4. Alerts to respective team members for any suspicious activity done by anyone
  5. Personalised alerts to the committer for reminding to follow the release process
  6. As the team size grows, assisting each one in the team on release process & progress is really a repetitive task and an unnecessary dependency

In this talk, we will discuss about unleashing the power of Github & Slack to create a interesting code monitoring and talking bot which keeps everyone in a team updated on a single platform.

 

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

    1.  Case Study  - 5 min

         Will be understanding the real communication problems occur while trying to collaborate Cross-functional Teams.

   2.  Alice the bot at your service  - 7 min

   3. The exponential future possibilities - 3 min

   4.  Questions & Answers - 5 min

Learning Outcome

  • The convenience — the immense amount of time saved and the freedom from having to download an app for every single task at hand — is unparalleled. With this approach, team members specially devs, qa & product managers will not have to switch between apps or deal with multiple interfaces to get the info on daily necessities
  • Understanding how such system could be created self instead of depending on DevOps team, just by knowing how to collaborate multiple Open API platforms. 

Target Audience

QA DevOps ProductOwner Developer CTO

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Balaji.M
    By Balaji.M  ~  8 months ago
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    Hi,
    Thanks for Submitting the proposal, please let us know

    1) How the the talk is related agile mindset, i see in one place where slack and github can be used for code monitoring & deck which was uploaded is related to the testing
    2) Is the uploaded deck related to this talk? Then i don't see the case study reference which has been mentioned in the Outline/Structure section


    Best
    Balaji.M

    • Pooja Shah
      By Pooja Shah  ~  7 months ago
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      Hi Balaji,

      Good points, thanks for raising them.

      Yes, the deck is not the current one. its from one of the other talk from SeConf,16. Have removed it to avoid mis-leading.

      Reasons why there is no deck for this proposal:

      1. the topic is fresh. A real problem solving, so I plan to do a live crisp Demo of 15 minutes rather than just slides, because that will give audience a real understanding how they can also plan for their code-base.

      2. On the definition of Agility, I would say I know 0 about and I would love to learn from the amazing folks like you. (will bug you up there) However, I agree with this "Change is constant in fast pace work Environment & Agile allows to deal with change, gracefully. - Mr. Rich Rogers(SVP, Hitachi)"

      So the idea about this talk is ... in any work environment, the burning problem I have explained in proposal, exists & very few people I have seen, could solve with the same team structure even after being Agile team. And when I started working on, even good amount of search didn't lead me to any solution or anyone speaking /shading light on how do they tackle such problems in their high paced environment. At some extent, have seen its assumed to be in TO DO list of DevOps teams which gets least priority than production things for obvious reasons. Or QA team work in total silos believing the build under test is not altered while going live.

      Which is why the origin of the bot happened @ my work place. Plus Title is again a open question "Can a bot bring Agility?" Agility to the Dev process, QA process & release process. In short, Agility to bring all members do more collaborative & productive work with more control and less blame game... which I believe based on facts that it can.

      Hope this answers the original query. Please let me know if any more details are required...

      Thank You

      Have Great day!

      pooja


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