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Product Development - Joseph Ayoub

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Robert Walters

Level 53, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, NSW, 2000 · Sydney

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Topic Summary

With an ambitious mission statement to 'unleash the potential in every team' and 'advance humanity though the power of software', Atlassian isn't afraid to do things differently. Developers, Product people and Project Managers at Atlassian really do live and breath the organisation's core values, which include "Open company, no bullshit" and "Be the change you seek". However how do the core values and culture around them translate into practices that Atlassian employees employ every day to get stuff done? What does Atlassian do in Product Dev and Project Management that you might not have seen in your organisation?

In this short talk Joe Ayoub will discuss some of the key attributes that make Atlassian's work environment so unique, as well as explain some of the practices, rituals and tools that Product and Project Managers at Atlassian use every day to make them more effective in their roles.
In this session we'll explore what it means to be an "open company" and how this changes everything about how teams collaborate, communicate, plan and execute. We'll deep dive into how Atlassian measures team health, sets goals, builds roadmaps, tracks project statuses, and other fun stuff! While Atlassian products will be used for demonstrative/illustrative purposes, the majority of the tips and tricks will be agnostic of any particular toolset.

Intended audience
This talk is aimed at anyone interested in improving team productivity. The objective of the talk is to raise awareness of alternate approaches for addressing productivity pain points felt by people in Project Management, IT Management, Product Management and Team Lead roles.

About the speaker
Joe Ayoub works as a Program Manager with Atlassian's Engineering Services department in Sydney. His current focus is on a large Cloud Engineering transformation program involving 10+ teams throughout the organisation. Joe started out as a developer with Expedia in London in 2003, and has since filled nearly every Team Role out there, from Team Lead to Scrum Master to Technical Project Manager. He's worked on web/app development projects in a variety of industries including publishing, banking, property, telco, tax and accounting and now software. Joe's Project Management passion is to help teams mature to the point where the Project Manager isn't necessary any more.

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6pm Doors Open
6 - 6.30pm Networking
6.30 - 7.30pm Speaker Presentation
7.30 - 8pm Q&A
8.30pm Doors Close