Better Software West 2017 Leadership Summit Session - The Triumph of Simplicity, Discipline, and Clarity | TechWell

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Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

The Triumph of Simplicity, Discipline, and Clarity

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As a leader it can be difficult—whether in times of change or in times of relative stability—to stay centered and focused on what is important. The “noise” around you can be deafening and the pace can make your head spin. Paul Hammond has tried many approaches, both for himself and for his teams, to manage this sensory overload. A number of tactical methods have helped, but he has found he always returns to and relies on three core evergreen principles—simplicity, discipline, and clarity. Join Paul to gain insight into what each of these means to him with examples of situations where focusing on these principles has led to more effective outcomes. Paul shares stories in which the absence of these things led to painful or embarrassing but vital leadership lessons. Leave with tools to encourage your teams and your organizations to adopt a similar mindset.

Paul Hammond

Paul Hammond loves nurturing and growing fantastic teams who create delightful and impactful products using effective software engineering techniques. In his past fifteen years as a senior product and technology leader at both eBay and Microsoft, Paul has helped his teams and the greater organizations transform to an agile mindset. This has enabled them to more effectively build impactful web, mobile, and communications applications valued by hundreds of millions of global customers every day. Paul sits on the board of the Agile Alliance, whose mission is “supporting people who explore and apply agile values, principles, and practices to make building software solutions more effective, humane, and sustainable.”