Track: High Velocity Dev Teams

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The ideal dev team delivers a high frequency of valuable work with exceptional quality. To deliver that, there may be different challenges that you have to account for. Top ones are globally distributed teams and competing demands on your team’s work. Other ones we’ll discuss include measuring impact of your practices and features, and invisible constraints and queues.

In this track you will learn about the latest Lean, Agile and management methods and practices to help your teams dramatically improve their value delivery and quality, both in the short term, and longer term (such as technical debt improvement)

Track Host:
Jonathan Hansen
COO @WeAreLineate
Jonathan Hansen is the COO at Thumbtack Technology, a software development consulting firm that specializes in building scalable data-driven platforms. Jonathan leads Thumbtack’s global Solution Architecture, Project Management, and Client Services teams. Before joining Thumbtack, Jonathan led the New York-based software development team at Experian CheetahMail, where he begun taking advantage of Agile and Lean management methods to enable teams to continuously improve the value and quality of the products they deliver. Jonathan enjoys playing piano and hosting the NYC Lean/Kanban Meetup, which has been instrumental to the evolution of New York City’s Lean and Agile community.

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