September 10, 2019
Overcoming Delay - How The Best Developers Increase Productivity
Overcoming Delay: How The Best Developers Increase Productivity In the software industry, it’s common to be on a project with an aggressive timeline. Even if the schedule was correct, plans don’t always go the way you expect and become off track. Teams end up working more extended hours, try to add people to the project or make other heroic efforts to try and “save the day’ and finish on time. In my experience, rarely have those efforts worked and when it did, the team was so burned out it took several weeks to get motivated to tackle another project. There should be a better way to complete projects on time, so teams feel a sense of accomplishment and are excited to take on the next project. In this session, we discuss three key behaviors you can do with your team, unlocking a better way to work to help the team succeed. Learning outcomes: Learn how to improve the flow of how you get work done by not focusing on efficiency. Learn why being busy is not always the best way to get more work done. Learn and understand what a pull system is and how it can help your team work better. Realize that many of our natural instincts are not what we should listen to in order to get work done efficiently.
About the Speaker
Paul Gower CTO, Speaker, AKT, Kanban Practitioner As a software developer since 2001, Paul has worked on a variety of projects and in many roles ranging from software developer to project lead. An innovative problem solver, he uses in-depth analysis, deep consultation, and the latest software development practices to serve his clients by helping them improve the predictability of their projects. Since 2016, Paul has become obsessed with learning how to help knowledge work teams work better by using agile principles and a Kanban mindset. Although he spends some of his time developing software for a select few clients, the rest of his time is spent training and coaching teams on how they can work better. Paul is an Accredited Kanban Trainer and constantly learning new ways to improve his client’s projects.