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Thursday, February 21 • 2:30pm - 2:55pm
EXEC TALK: Successful Delivery of Cross Functional Projects

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It is very important for developers working on projects that span across multiple teams to align themselves throughout the project and not just work in silos. Agile in tech industry has introduced a sense of independence in teams but unfortunately in fast paced startups it has also led to some amount of teams working in silos. Recently there has been a trend where developers have started to perceive themselves as true partners of product owners and want to be involved in product decisions. Engineers want to make the right software design decisions keeping end customers in mind. Developers are talking design platform and product. We as engineers want to deliver quality software with the right product features in mind. In this session, I would like to talk about my experience of leading a project that spanned across three timezones, three teams all of teams working on multiple projects. How we made the project a success with limited resourcing by planning it right. I will also talk about fun activities such "Hopes and Fears" , "Event Storming", "Group Technical Designs", "Group Code reviews" that were part of the journey. Most of these exercises worked like charm and some needed improvising. Coming out of this session, engineers will feel empowered leading projects that need coordination and will make an impact.

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Vandana Premkumar

Team Lead, Engineering, Bigcommerce
I have worked in tech industry since 14 years on different domains spanning from finance, education, ecommerce, travel and hospitality. Worked on technologies spanning from the world of CGI /PERL, C, JSF to now gRPC, Scala+Play. Have lived and seen different project methodologies... Read More →

Thursday February 21, 2019 2:30pm - 2:55pm PST
West Hall EXEC Stage