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Optimizing Your Organization for Speed

Learn from expert practitioners how to improve the velocity and flow of your engineering organization through changes to processes, practices, and team structures. Learn how to put the ideas of Lean, DevOps, and Systems Thinking into practice in your organization.


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Session Organizational Patterns

Business and Technical Agility with Team Topologies

Wednesday May 26 / 09:10AM EDT

Organizations that do not adapt rapidly to the modern, highly-changeable business and technical environment are failing, and failing in large numbers. Increased regulation,pressures from climate change, shifting of energy sources, digitalization, cloud-native, and (recently) the COVID-19 pandemic...

Matthew Skelton

Director @ConfluxHQ & Co-author @TeamTopologies

Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant & Co-author of the book @TeamTopologies

Session Organizational Patterns

The Continuous Integration Approach to Engineering Leadership

Wednesday May 26 / 10:10AM EDT

Sometimes the most powerful tool for teams is confidence, but especially during times of rapid change and uncertainty, it can be hard to come by.Confidence in their code. Confidence in their processes. Confidence in their organization. This is why it’s more important than ever that...

Lena Reinhard

Vice President of Product Engineering @CircleCI

Session Organizational Patterns

Engineering Your Organization: Services, Platforms, and Communities

Wednesday May 26 / 11:10AM EDT

All organizations are wrong, but some are useful. This session discusses the different ways high-performing engineering organizations gain leverage by specialization and sharing. Taking an engineering approach, we can factor out common capabilities into Services, Platforms, and Communities, with...

Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

PANEL DISCUSSION Organizational Patterns

Leading Organizational Change to Improve Flow Panel

Wednesday May 26 / 12:10PM EDT

Please join this panel of industry experts to talk about how to lead organizational change to improve velocity and quality. We will discuss topics like:How to help platform teams foster and maintain customer focus and empathyHow to find the sweet spot between standardization and team autonomyHow...

Sarah Wells

Technical Director for Engineering Enablement at the Financial Times

Sangeeta Narayanan

Director, Media Cloud Engineering @Netflix

Nick Caldwell

VP of Engineering @Twitter & HubSpot Board


Speakers from this track

Matthew Skelton

Director @ConfluxHQ & Co-author @TeamTopologies

Matthew Skelton is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. Recognised by TechBeacon in 2018, 2019, and 2020 as one of the top 100 people to follow in DevOps, Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com....

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Manuel Pais

IT Organizational Consultant & Co-author of the book @TeamTopologies

Manuel Pais is co-author of Team Topologies: organizing business and technology teams for fast flow. Recognized by TechBeacon as a DevOps thought leader, Manuel is an independent IT organizational consultant and trainer, focused on team interactions, delivery practices and accelerating...

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Lena Reinhard

Vice President of Product Engineering @CircleCI

Lena Reinhard is VP Product Engineering at CircleCI, the leader in continuous integration and delivery for developer teams. In her 15+ year career, she’s been building and scaling high-performing engineering organisations and helping distributed teams succeed, starting with her own startup...

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Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He is currently VP...

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Sarah Wells

Technical Director for Engineering Enablement at the Financial Times

Sarah Wells has been a developer for 20 years, leading delivery teams across consultancy, financial services, and media. Building the FT's content and metadata publishing platform using a microservices-based architecture led her to develop a deep interest in operability, observability, and...

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Sangeeta Narayanan

Director, Media Cloud Engineering @Netflix

Sangeeta leads the Media Cloud Engineering team at Netflix, whose mission is to provide infrastructure to revolutionize the process of digital content creation at massive global scale. This includes foundational services and tools to simplify the complexities of media and content workflows, with...

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Nick Caldwell

VP of Engineering @Twitter & HubSpot Board

Nick Caldwell is the VP of Engineering at Twitter. Prior to joining Twitter, he was the VP of Engineering at Reddit and he held various positions in engineering leadership at Microsoft across a 15 year career, including work on natural language processing, enterprise search, machine...

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Track Date

Wednesday May 26 / 09:00AM EDT

Topics

Organizational PatternsBusiness Process Management

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Randy Shoup

VP Engineering and Chief Architect @eBay

Randy has spent more than two decades building distributed systems and high performing teams, and has worked as a senior technology leader at eBay, Google, and Stitch Fix. He coaches CTOs, advises companies, and generally makes a nuisance of himself wherever possible. He is currently VP...

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