KEYNOTE: Building and Scaling a High-Performance Culture
As the research in Accelerate and in the DevOps Handbook shows, high-performing organizations deliver more rapidly, more repeatably, and more reliably. And far more important than any tool or technology, it is the culture that differentiates a nimble and innovative organization from a lumbering leviathan. This keynote breaks down several key elements of a high-performance engineering culture, based on the speaker’s experience leading high-performing organizations at Google and eBay.
We will discuss team Autonomy and Accountability — how high-performing companies organize themselves out of small, cross-functional teams, and how those teams own their destiny from idea to development to deployment to operations. Next, we will discuss Trust and Collaboration — how we need to foster a culture of trust both among the individuals on a team, as well as between the teams themselves. Last, we will instill Pragmatism and Progress in the product development process — how we need to clearly define the business problem we are solving, and solve that problem in the simplest, most straightforward way possible.
You will take away actionable insights you can apply in your own organization.
Randy is a 25-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and has worked as a senior technology leader and executive at companies ranging from small startups, to mid-sized places, to eBay and Google. Randy was most recently VP Engineering at WeWork in San Francisco. He is particularly passionate about the nexus of culture, technology, and organization.