World-class engineering for an Octopus
At Octopus we are dedicating about 50% of our revenue to R&D. This is a big bet, and as the VP of Engineering, my goal is to tip the odds in our favour by building a world-class product development team.
In this talk, I will describe what a world-class product development team looks like from our perspective. I will explore some of the cultures and practices we have adopted, along with the under-corrections and over-corrections we made along the way. If you are responsible for a development team of 10-50, this talk will have something practical you can take back home to help your team.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
What can you do with a world-class engineering team?
What does a world-class engineering team look like?
- It is aligned with the goals of the business
- It ships valuable and high-quality software on a reliable cadence
- It plans for the future and grows healthily
- It has a self-correcting feedback culture geared towards high performance
- It encourages innovation
Take home one of the lessons we learned during our growth journey from one to fifty employees.
Prerequisites for Attendees