Developers, Databases, and Team Velocity – Getting the most from database tasks on an agile team


This session is a discussion on how to integrate database centric tasks into the development team and account for them in the sprint. We will talk about solutions to the areas of friction on most teams when it comes to database tasks. This covers how to define done for ORM usage, how to satisfy quality gates and DBA restrictions, and how to include partially dedicated DBA resources without sacrificing the power and flexibility of Agile. This will be shown using processes as well as Database projects, Entity Framework, and some architectural structures.


  • Devlin Liles

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    Devlin Liles is the president of Improving Houston and a passionate technologist. He prides himself on staying a generalist, but his passion is leveraging technology to solve the problems facing business. Devlin has an entrepreneurial mindset and has been a key contributor to growth and success of the Houston office being one of the founding employees in 2011. Since 2007, he has been presenting and teaching classes on software development practices and tools to audiences around the world including user groups, conferences, and community events. Devlin has held the prestigious Microsoft MVP Award for the past 6 years which is only awarded to 3,000 technologists' annually. He is the co-author, along with his good friend Tim Rayburn of Entity Framework 4.1 Experts Cookbook. When he is not in front of a crowd or behind a computer Devlin is an avid soccer player and hobbyist gamer.

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Apr 20, 2012

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