Levi Siebens, Ascentis
Over the past several years there has been a shift for some organizations as they look to align their management philosophies with their shift to agile development practices. This has lead to different philosophies (Management 3.0, Managing For Happiness, etc) which focus on the employee and their engagement instead of viewing them as a machine to output some specific task. Overall, this shift has been a positive one which leads to better-structured organizations that have higher performance and happier employees.
In this talk Levi will discuss why focusing on people over processes is a philosophy that works in any organization, regardless of the development methodology. In addition, he will go into the specifics of his experiences as both a Director of Quality and as a Manager (Dev and Test) to give insight into what works well and what does not.