13-15 March 2020

City, University London

How to build an award winning (Drupal) team

Prerequisites

Attendees will get the most out of this session when they have at least some experience in leading one or more (development) teams.

Session details

Operating an agency is challenging. Self-steering teams and agile ways of working are the future, but in reality, only a few (Drupal) agencies have successfully put this into practice. As a company, it took us four years to transform to a future proof agency. After our transition (which is always in progress), we were finally able to scale beyond the infamous 30 people mark while at the same significantly increasing:

  • Team joy,
  • Team healthiness,
  • Scalability,
  • Product quality (and awards),
  • Revenue and margins.

This session will follow both my personal and my agency's journey in learning how to organise our agency in the best possible way. I will explain how we defined our cultural values, implemented (parts of) the Spotify model and made it our own, combine (Scrum) sprints with ad-hoc issues and tickets, changed the way we have meetings and more. Along the way, I will also share the sources of our inspiration, from articles to books, and hopefully, they can also help your organisation.

Sponsors

Diamond

ddev

Gold

Acquia - Experience digital freedom
Agiledrop - Trusted Drupal teammates
Droptica
Dropsolid

Weekend Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges

DDEV, CTO

Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Nick Veenhof

Dropsolid, CTO

CxO Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges

DDEV, CTO

Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Greg Harvey

Code Enigma, Director

Rachel Lawson

Drupal Association, Community Liaison

Carrie Lacina

Drupal Association, Fund Development Director

Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire

Open Strategy Partners, Partner

Tracy Evans

Open Strategy Partners, Partner

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