Value Streams, Quality Engineering and You

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From the beginning of time, humanity has tried to find ways to steal adopt ideas from other industries to improve the practice of Software Engineering. The demand for improved efficiency in software development and delivery has come to the forefront since it is now becoming the primary differentiator amongst competitors. As a result, after the wild success of Lean, Agile and Kanban, an idea from the manufacturing world that is once again gaining prominence and racing to the top is the focus on Value Stream Mapping and Management. And when such races start, the first two things left behind invariably are quality and performance. Let this not be your story. Join Kaushal Dalvi as goes over the landscape of Value Stream Driven Development and how you can navigate it in the dev-test-ops world without leaving quality behind in order to optimize delivery in the digital value stream.

Kaushal Dalvi, UKG

Since he got his first computer at age thirteen, Kaushal Dalvi has been interested in systems and software performance. He spent days researching performance characteristics of different motherboards, CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and disks to configure and overclock them in order to squeeze the maximum frames per second out of the games he played. Kaushal built and maintained websites for local businesses, where he started learning about performance and reliability. He developed a taste for it, and now ten years later he continues working in the same field as the director of quality and performance engineering at Ultimate Software, leading teams that deal with workload modeling, test scripting and execution, bottleneck analysis, debugging, and much more.