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Living the Dream - How You Can Lead Successful Change

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Amy Phillips

Engineering Manager

Talk Description
Do you dream that your team moved faster, more carefully, slower, or differently? Do you ever sit and wonder if there can’t be a better way?

When Songkick reached the point of having code that was so difficult to work with and release processes that were so cautious they couldn’t release anything without weeks of fighting, they knew something had to change.

Deciding to make a change turned out to be the easy part.

Over the next 18 months, Amy and her team worked to transform our monolithic codebase into a Service-Oriented Architecture. They went from slow, signed-off-at-every-stage to fast, continuously deployed releases. As they embarked on their transformation, it became increasingly clear that changing technology is the easy part of bringing about change.

In this Masterclass, Amy will walk you through how they created a vision. The steps they took to bring the whole team into the plan and how they went about the 18-month-long journey to reach our dream state.
What you’ll learn

By the end of this masterclass, you'll be able to:

  • Recognise the seven steps needed to succeed at change
  • Identify the importance of continually reassessing, iterating and changing
Amy Phillips 's profile'

Amy Phillips

Engineering Manager

About Speaker

Amy Phillips is an experienced Engineering Manager with a love of Continuous Delivery. She enjoys helping teams to do awesome things. Previously Amy spent over 10 years as a software tester for a variety of companies including The Guardian and Yahoo! Starting out it was all about Master Test Plans and Requirements Traceability Matrices. Agile brought user stories, sprints, and cross functional teams. Finally Continuous Delivery blew away any belief that testing should exist separately from development.

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