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Wednesday, August 7 • 10:45 - 12:00
Leading a 1,000-person Technical Culture Transformation Without Resistance (Arlo Belshee, James Shore) popular

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What does a leader do to change technical culture?
Case study:
  • Technical debt is costing customers and delaying products.
  • You're a leader, not a coder.
  • The debt is systemic. It's bigger than any one team can solve.
  • You can't stop delivery. You can't break the organization.
  • You have 1,000 people, 200 experts, and factions forming around contradictory solutions.
How do you solve this kind of technical culture problem? Come find out.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the role of autonomy in cultural change.
  • Execute the core technique for unlocking technical improvement.
  • Decide when to expect consistency and when to allow variance.
  • Deconstruct accountability and metrics.
  • See how to apply these ideas to other problems.
  • Provide clear direction to your management team about your organization's next steps.


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Arlo Belshee

Team Craftsman, Legacy Code Mender, and Rabblerouser, Tableau Software
Arlo helps you change cultures in large organizations. He transitions hundreds or thousands of people at a time to full technical and cultural prowess in a way that sticks. More importantly, Arlo gives your company the ability to change its own culture. He seeks to be the last consultant... Read More →
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James Shore

Consultant, Titanium I.T. LLC
James Shore teaches, writes, and consults on Agile development processes. He is a recipient of the Agile Alliance's Gordon Pask Award for Contributions to Agile Practice, co-author of /The Art of Agile Development/, and co-creator of the Agile Fluency™ Model. You can find his essays... Read More →

Wednesday August 7, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
Maryland Ballroom C