Better Software West 2017 Leadership Summit Session - Impact over Progress: Learning from Evidence over Following the Process | TechWell

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 8:45am to 10:15am

Impact over Progress: Learning from Evidence over Following the Process

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All too often, David Hussman finds that teams are overly certain that “following a process” equates with finding success. For many of these teams and organizations, their focus is on progress over product, running the risk of getting the wrong thing done faster. Expect to be challenged by examining whether you are leading process adoption rather than impact produced. Explore how leaders can support the practices that are working, challenge the practices that are not working, and convert team goals to make real change for the organization in the form of better products, better user experiences, and antifragile development and delivery environments. Drawing on ideas from companies that are wildly successful, discover how you can lead the adoption of practices that impact product learning and customer development supported by continuous delivery and a culture of DevOps.

David Hussman

Working with companies of all sizes worldwide, David Hussman teaches and coaches the adoption of agile methods as powerful delivery tools. Sometimes he pairs with developers and testers; other times he helps plan and create product roadmaps. David often works with leadership groups to pragmatically use agile methods to foster innovation and a competitive business advantage. Prior to working as a full-time coach, he spent years building software in the audio, biometrics, medical, financial, retail, and education sectors. David now leads DevJam, a company composed of agile collaborators. As mentors and practitioners, DevJam focuses on agility as a tool to help people and companies improve their software production skills.