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Progressive delivery: The evolution of your software development lifecycle (sponsored by LaunchDarkly)

Adam Zimman (LaunchDarkly)
2:15pm–3:05pm Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Location: Beekman
Average rating: ****.
(4.60, 5 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Software architects and software engineering leaders

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with the software development lifecycle

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to articulate to business leaders why moving fast is actually safer for customers
  • Explore tools to move faster while reducing risk
  • Understand the architectural considerations when shipping with greater velocity


From the waterfall model to Agile and Scrum to continuous delivery, there has been a progression in the software development lifecycle, with the goal of increasing release velocity of product while reducing risk. Adam Zimman discusses the history of SDLC models before diving into the next phase of evolution: progressive delivery. Adam explores the benefits of the progressive delivery model, with a focus on business value of rapid delivery as a method to reduce risk.

This session is sponsored by LaunchDarkly.

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Adam Zimman


Adam Zimman is vice president of product and platform at LaunchDarkly. Adam has over 20 years of experience building products and teams at both enterprise and consumer companies, including VMware, EMC, and GitHub. He’s an advisor to a number of startups, such as LightStep, Kong, and /dev/color. Adam approaches life from a perspective created by his background in physics and visual art and his childhood career as a fire juggler.