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@Sysco - Software Development Best Practices for Startups

Agile Leadership Network Houston

Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

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Join us at our November 21st, 2019 ALN Houston Chapter Meeting

Software Development Best Practices for Startups

Abstract:  Competitiveness in business today requires agility and velocity, and that typically means software. This is especially true for any company developing software for internally use or for sales to customers. There are organizations using leading-edge techniques such as Agile and DevOps to develop software faster, more efficiently and at very low defect rates. At the heart of these techniques are principles applied by practices such as Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and DevOps that can provide a significant competitive advantage.
This presentation will take a short journey into a couple of these techniques from the perspective of software operations and maximizing the investment in software. We start with the challenges in producing quality software and the impact of testing, or in many cases, the impact of not testing software. Organization interdependent operational processes will be briefly discussed to expose some of the potential complexities in obtaining software velocity. Technical debt is introduced with an emphasis on the potential cost burden it can have on an organization’s ability to deliver software quality in a timely manner. Cost of change and its relationship to testing, quality, cost and velocity is examined. We then move to avoiding technical debt which introduces approaches that reduce technical debt, increase code quality and create business velocity by using Agile and DevOps. This will take us to an overview of DevOps Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment which is the end goal of this presentation.
Audience for this presentation is entrepreneurs, startups, software engineers, IT Operations, executives or anyone that would like to better understand DevOps and its adoption.

 Mr. Sean FitzGerald has been working in the software industry more than 25 years as VP of Software Engineering, CTO and CIO. His work to date has been in small to medium sized software companies and up to 150 developers.
Mr. FitzGerald has obtained numerous industry network engineering certifications, holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems, a bachelor’s degree in electronics and a MBA in IT management from the University of Athabasca in Canada.
In the late 80’s Mr. FitzGerald established and ran his own geophysical consulting company. Then in the early 90’s Sean obtained many of the top industry certifications in network engineering. After a number of years as an IT practitioner began teaching networking engineering certification courses for Microsoft, Cisco and Novell.
Since the mid 90’s Mr. FitzGerald has led software product development and operations of over 75 products at Diablo Management Group, Visual Numerics, Rogue Wave Software, X-ISS, Quorum Software and consulted on the same for numerous other software companies. Mr. Fitzgerald has been involved in many M&A events, turnarounds and start-ups and volunteers his time to technology startups and advises for AlphaSights and GLG knowledge brokers.
Mr. FitzGerald has served on various IAB’s including Scientific Computing Magazine, Auburn University’s Computer Science & Software Engineering (CSSE) Industry Advisory Board and participated on several industry panels. He currently serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Council at Auburn University.
Mr. FitzGerald’s work today focuses on software modernization, quality processes, organizational transformation and business velocity and agility by aligning people and technology with business strategy.

 Meeting Location: Sysco Corporation

1390 Enclave Parkway - Houston, Texas       281-584-1390        

PARKINGPlease park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway).

If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390.


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Sysco Corporation
1390 Enclave Parkway
Houston, 77077

Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

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