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Presentation: Navigating Complexity: High-Performance Delivery and Discovery Teams

Track: Building High-Performing Teams

Location: Majestic Complex, 6th fl.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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High performance can look very different for different teams, depending on the context in which they operate. Understanding whether you're trying to deliver a valuable product or discover and innovate, and the implications that has for how you should be thinking about and measuring performance, is key.  

We’ll start by exploring my real-world experiences in fledgling startups, successful companies, and larger enterprises, and use these examples to introduce dual-track development. We'll talk about why traditional tactics - ones that have been around since the 19th century - don't always help you build better a better product, as well as exploring what characteristics are common to both delivery and discovery teams.  

You'll come away from this talk with insights to help you build your high-performing team, regardless of the context.

Speaker: Conal Scanlon

Product Management, Lean/Agile Software Development @FlatironHealth

Conal is passionate about product development and how things get built in general. Currently, he is a product manager at Flatiron Health, building tools to help people learn from the experience of every cancer patient. He's worked as a developer, analyst, and Scrum Master, and loves talking about all things lean, agile, or product.

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