Description: Any engineering leader charged with delivering software needs to understand the techniques that improve delivery velocity. Many of these are very context dependent - what speeds up a 5 person team, can slow down a 100 person organization.
In this interactive workshop we will examine what techniques and processes improve or retard velocity, and your role as a leader in shaping these. We will examine technical, process and people issues, and take a look at how these affect individuals, teams, and whole organizations.
You will come away with a number of actionable ideas, and deeper understanding of what makes teams fast or slow.
Presenter: Jean Barmash
Speaker: Jean Barmash is currently VP of Engineering, Apps Platform at Tradeshift, He has over 16 years of experience in software industry, and has been part of 4 startups over the last seven years, three as CTO / VPE and one of which he co-founded. Prior to his entrepreneurial adventures, Jean held a variety of progressively senior roles in development, integration consulting, training, and team leadership.
Jean is passionate about raising the level of technical leadership, and for the last five years has been organizing CTO School New York meetup. Jean lives in NY with his awesome and supportive wife and two hilariously-funny kids.
Location: Spotify is on 45 W. 18th Street. That's between 6th and 5th avenues, above the Bed Bath and Beyond. They're up on the 7th floor.