Category: Videos

Continuous Visibility, No More Dashboards

Tired of the business asking you questions about your software that you don’t know the answer to? Let’s get some visibility! This presentation covers the journey from how James Brown and his team evolved visibility in their systems, reduced those 3am calls, proposes throwing those overhead dashboards in the bin...

Using Metrics as a Map to Navigate Uncertainty

This session won’t teach you to eliminate uncertainty or allow you to see the future, but it will provide you with tools to explore and chart a reasonable course through the inherent ambiguity of knowledge work by simply measuring units of value delivered over time.

Could Sociocracy Help Teamwork?

Flat organization structures, agile methodologies, teamwork, etc. have become dominant in today’s IT departments and companies. These concepts clearly solve some issues with the earlier organizational paradigm. But they also come with challenges of their own.

Project Team Structures

Jeff Gallimore, CTIO and Co-founder of Excella, describes how to structure software development teams to optimize flow, the delivery of value, and accountability. Principles from Lean and DevOps inform decisions about team structure.

Achieving Technical Excellence in Software Project Teams

The software development project industry has a problem: we are not lacking software methodologies, programming languages, tools or frameworks, but we need great software engineers. Great software engineer teams build quality-in and deliver great software on a regular basis. The technical excellence of those engineers will help you escape the...

From #Noprojects​ to Continuous Digital

Once upon a time there was IT, and IT departments had projects. Projects were always a bad fit for software development, but somehow we made them work. As IT became Agile the damage caused by the project model became obvious and #NoProjects​ emerged to help teams go beyond projects. Today...

People First Project Leadership

We must never devalue people in the process of delivering a technical solution. This requires all roles on a project team to practice the core skills and techniques to lead without authority. This talk highlights a wide range of topics including: the importance of diversity and inclusion on software development...