Agile + DevOps West 2022 Keynote : Zoom Out! Building a Successful Product Requires a New Way of Thinking


Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Zoom Out! Building a Successful Product Requires a New Way of Thinking

The traditional interview process is broken, and a  change is needed. While the working world changes around us, the process used to bring people to teams remains decades old and largely unchanged. Interviews are intimidating, expensive, and often, unfair. Building high-performance teams starts with the interview process - but it demands one that is humanized and that focuses more on the relationship between employer and employee than just the job. The more each side knows about the other, the higher the odds of a successful relationship. The 2020s are proving to be a period of enormous change in the way people work, and hiring, motivating, and retaining talented people has never been this hard... and this vital, especially in the tech space. This one-hour talk shares new techniques, approaches, and attitudes for assembling stronger humanized teams using better interview techniques, more fitting for these times. Why? Because great teams require a great fit.

Alberto Silveira

Alberto Silveira is a thought leader, successful executive, and technology enthusiast, who is passionate about building high-performance teams that can deliver value to organizations. From his youngest years disassembling and rebuilding broken computer hardware, to his early professional life spent coding and automating almost everything, his life path has made him an example of grit, engineering prowess, and humane leadership. His unique One Team, One Heart approach to people management is embodied in his latest book, Building, and Managing High-Performance Teams. It was compiled from his years as an engineer and manager as well as in his other life as a competitive sailor and crewmember. In his book and in his presentations, Alberto delivers a collection of immediately usable techniques for managing teams, whether they plan to return to the office, or more likely, embrace a hybrid or fully distributed work life. These include communication and collaboration techniques, as well as vital leadership styles that help engage and inspire teams to work together no matter where each member happens to be.