Agile + DevOps West 2023 - Agile/DevOps Teams & Leadership | TechWell

Agile + DevOps West 2023 - Agile/DevOps Teams & Leadership

Wednesday, June 7

Ignite Insight + Innovation

Being a Courageous Leader

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Have you ever felt like you needed to defend your leadership principles or approach? Where the momentum and status quo seems to be counter to your goals? You would not be alone. Once during a tense re-organization discussion, Tricia was warned to step back with “We have real leaders here. Not ones that focus on the fluffy stuff you do. We don’t have time for all of that.” Although she was tempted to respond with things that would be very inappropriate, Tricia understood that evolving the world of leadership required courage. In this session, expect to consider and adapt several tips for...


Full-Stack Psychological Safety: Go Beyond the Front End

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

When someone says DevOps, you probably think of tools: parsers, scanners, compilers, version controllers, and more. Or you may think of a cross-disciplined team with mix of skills to take a product from idea to deployment and maintenance. While DevOps does include both, tools and skilled staff are a fraction of what is needed to be successful. In this session, we will present the main ingredient for gaining the full benefits of DevOps: Psychological Safety. Unfortunately, Psychological Safety is often overlooked or over-simplified. If spoken about, it is often addressed in binary terms –...


Rethinking Career Development

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Careers used to be very linear; a ladder you would continue to climb up until retirement. But today we are discovering that careers are no longer strictly vertical. In this session, Kimberley Miller will challenge organizations to rethink their career development outlines and separate monetary promotions from job titles in order to create a robust working environment that encourages career development in all directions. Other topics Kimberley will cover include: - Do you have a track for individuals who are people vs. craft focused? For example, can someone progress in your company without...