Nuisances of structure in a large scale product developmentMohammad Nafees Butt
schedule 10 months agoSold Out!
Many adopting organizations treat Agile/Scrum like a shiny new project management overlay for development teams and invest their entire energies to extract every ounce of productivity without any significant structural changes to support it. Supplemented with anecdotal observations, this talk discusses the symptoms and nuisances of this anti-pattern in context of a large product development group with multiple and distributed Scrum teams. The session then describes the principles and experiments of Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) that organizations can use to avoid the pitfalls. More importantly, it highlights the laws of organizational behaviour and how structure influences both culture & strategy and how it can be the most important catalyst for unleashing creativity and a successful Agile adoption at scale by nurturing and fostering "smart creatives".
Measuring Team Performance At Spotify: From Gut Feel To Hard DataDanielle Jabin
schedule 11 months agoSold Out!
How do we actually know if our teams are doing well? Is gut instinct enough? Furthermore, in a rapidly growing organization such as Spotify, how can we ensure some sort of consistency in our baseline level of Agile knowledge across the technology, product, and design organization?
In this talk, I’ll discuss techniques we have developed and use at Spotify to benchmark health and performance for our teams and some tactics we use to bring them closer to—and beyond!—being the best teams they can be. I’ll explain frameworks that can be used to give us tangible evidence about how we’re doing as teams, as Agile Coaches, and as managers of people and product. Furthermore, I’ll tell you about the organization-level methods we use at Spotify to share knowledge and maintain alignment of our agile practices as we scale in order to bring music to people all around the world.