Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged innovation

Bringing Ingenuity Back to Engineering

We have smart and talented teams and yet what we deliver often lacks innovation and ingenuity. ShipIt Days is a concept adopted from Atlassian that allows team members the opportunity to capitalize on their own innovative ideas. It is typically a 24-hour event in which employees can form small teams to try something new or try a novel approach to a business problem. They must then demo what they shipped, maybe with a business case and working prototype. We’ll touch on the other numerous benefits of ShipIt Days to sustainable pace development including passion, enthusiasm, motivation, and a time to catch our breaths from the daily grind of sprint work. We have 5+ years of experience implementing ShipIt days on different teams, projects, and companies. We will break down the What, How and Why of ShipIt Days and give the audience a way to start capitalizing on the talented teams they already have.

Speakers

Kathy I. Andersen

Kathy I. Andersen

ScrumMaster, Hudl
Nicholas Tuck

Nicholas Tuck

Software Gardener, Proxibid

Recipe for Innovation - Beyond the Ingredients

Innovation is the holy grail of software today. Everyone wants to come out with the next disruptive technology, butwhy do some organizations struggle to reach this creative nirvanawhile others make it look so easy? To better understand this phenomenon, we'll look to the kitchen. Example: You can have all of the ingredients to make a cake, but if you mix them in a cereal bowl and put it in a meat smoker you won't be pulling out anything tasty out any time soon. This is because a recipe involves much more than just the ingredients. Software is surprisingly similar--even with talented people and great ideas you will struggle if you don't have the correct tools and environment. Let's peel back the onion and explore what really makes a team Agile and innovative!

Speaker

Eric Reichwaldt

Eric Reichwaldt

President, Shyft Solutions LLC