From retention and engagement, to customer feedback and engineering velocity - there are many ways to judge your team’s success - but with so many ratios and metrics, how can you be sure which one is right to use, and when? In this session you’ll hear talks on:
How to understand your team’s priorities, build alignment, and define goals to ensure success
Strategies for determining your team’s velocity, understanding when your team is stuck, and how to iterate and unblock your workflows
Frameworks for looking back at your work and measuring it against the targets put in place, ensuring success against business and technical metrics
Ways of measuring the human side of success in your organisation, on individual, team, and business levels
Head of LEAP & Data Platform
Smruti is an engineering manager at Stripe, where she leads the LEAP (Latency, Efficiency & Performance) and Data Platform engineering organizations. Prior to that, she led multiple teams at VMware, including backups and disaster recovery. Her interests include mentoring and coaching, hiking with her boys, and traveling.
Successful planning is key to organizational success.
In this talk you will learn how to plan - including creating goals, prioritizing effectively, setting expectations and driving alignment on the plans.
Head of Engineering, Money Movement
Neetika Bansal leads engineering for the Money Movement teams at Stripe. Her teams are responsible for building the product experiences and platforms to provide powerful money movement capabilities to Stripe users. Her interests include reading and hiking, and she also mentors other engineering leaders via Plato.
Goal setting is an important aspect of tracking and measuring tasks, accomplishments and success. It strikes a balance between the expectations of managers and their team with what is delivered.
Setting vague goals or having no goals at all can lead to misunderstandings and end objectives not being achieved. You can counter this by having goals that are clear, detailed and easily understood by all parties. Following up on those goals through 1:1’s, team meeting and async communication are also key to ensuring follow-through, removal of blockers as well as goal completion.
Julia will walk you through some tips that you can use to create and help your team execute these goals.
Training and Development Manager
QualityWorks Consulting Group
Julia Pottinger is a Training and Development Manager at QualityWorks with expertise in manual, automated, and API testing and training. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience, contributing to the testing community through writing articles, delivering testing content on Test Automation University as well as her YouTube channel and blog.
In our final talk, we’ll be taking a look back at what we’ve delivered and measuring it against the targets put in place. We’ll look at what has been delivered and assess it against the various business goals that need to be considered at all times.
Although measuring the success of your work isn’t easy, there are plenty of metrics and tools you can use to do so. What’s harder, however, is measuring the success of the people in your team - are they feeling happy, do they feel safe at work, do they want to do the work that they’re doing? And it’s not just your team, but measuring this on a personal level is challenging too.
In this session, we’ll discuss how to measure the human side of success on your engineering teams, and how to troubleshoot if something’s not quite right.
Head of LEAP & Data Platform
Partner Engineering Director
Raji is a Partner Engineering Director in C+AI at Microsoft. She believes Cloud and data are two superpowers every company can use to digitally transform themselves. She currently runs a team of distributed developers building an Azure service for remote intelligent testing called Test Base for Microsoft 365. When not building tech, she is speaking, writing, mentoring, or jogging.
Director, Productivity Engineering
Kathryn is the Director of Engineering for the Develop Domain within Netflix’s central Productivity Engineering org, where her teams focus on simplifying and accelerating the inner loop of development.
In her 20+ year career, she has scaled and led engineering teams in ways that allow her inner nerd to thrive.