Enrico Bottani

Engineering Manager / Team Lead @ Verity AG

Passion, enthusiasm, and curiosity form the foundation of who I am. I am interested in discovering the world and the person that inhabits it. I love software, and I love even more software teams and the dynamics that emerge when you a group of people get asked to develop an application. My main goal as a professional, as much as a human being, is to continuously learn, and improve to become a little stronger than I am today.

15.00 - 15.45

Red Track Online Agenda, 09.00-17.00

Why alignment is so hard, and how to make it a little simpler

Developing robust, scalable, and maintainable software is hard. A lot of the complexity though does not reside in writing the code, but ensuring that all the interested stakeholders are rowing in the same direction. People tend to forget that ensuring a group, as well as the organization, walks along the same planned journey is the single greatest challenge in a software-based company. Why is that? What makes it so hard for people to understand what needs to be built? And ensure that it gets built as they imagine. In this talk we will explore different reasons teams are misaligned, we will uncover some of the friction points that might afflict you and your colleagues and we will try to establish some basic practices we can integrate into our workflow to minimize the amount of misalignment happening within your organization.