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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 / 06:10AM PDT

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 / 07:10AM PDT

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 / 08:10AM PDT

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

Session Organizational Patterns

Leading Organizational Change to Improve Flow Panel

Wednesday May 26 / 09:10AM PDT

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


Wednesday May 26 / 06:00AM PDT


Organizational PatternsBusiness Process Management


Track Host

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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