Presentation: Building and Scaling a High-Performance Culture

Track: “Don’t Mess Up The Culture!”—Scaling with Sanity

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

As the research in Accelerate and in the DevOps Handbook shows, high-performing organizations deliver more rapidly, more repeatably, and more reliably. And far more important than any tool or technology, it is the culture that differentiates a nimble and innovative organization from a lumbering leviathan. This session breaks down several key elements of a high-performance engineering culture. 
 
We will discuss team Autonomy -- how high-performing companies organize themselves out of small, cross-functional teams, and how those teams own their destiny from idea to development to deployment to operations. Next, we will discuss Trust -- how we need to foster a culture of trust both among the individuals on a team, as well as between the teams themselves. Last, we will highlight Pragmatism in the product development process -- how we need to clearly define the business problem we are solving, and solve that problem in the simplest, most straightforward way possible.

Speaker: Randy Shoup

VP Engineering @WeWork

Randy is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups, to mid-sized places, to eBay and Google. Randy is currently VP Engineering at WeWork in San Francisco. He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.

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