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Wojtek Erbetowski

Abstract

The topic is a real eye-opener. For several decades software development was managed in a way primarily developed for manufacture during the industrial revolution. It is deeply broken and not integrating with creative nature of software developers. Therefore disruptive companies are winning markets with giants all over the world. They focus on individuals, understanding that people are by far the most important ingredient of the success. Applying this knowledge to software development, we're given a powerful (anti)management system for teams to innovate, disrupt and be super effective.

For organizers

Last three years I've spent building, growing and coaching development teams. During that period I've learned that most of the patterns and examples of management I knew were wrong. Inspired by books like "It's your ship" or "The Decision Maker" I introduced a lightweight way for teams to cooperate and take ownership for their work. The presentation is based on several books, my personal experiences and lots of feedback from the community. Attendee is supposed to take a look outside of the box, she/he probably spent years in, and take a look around.