28 September - 30 September 2016

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

Attention! The 'House of Cards' game

Sabine Wojcieszak sof-IT

Session type: Experience Report
Session duration: 45 minutes

Slides from session

The slides used for this session are available to download from here.

About this Experience Report

Have you heard of the political drama 'House of Cards' on Netflix? The truth is, a lot of hidden political decisions happen each day in a lot of organisations. The negative effects of personal goals – which often are counterproductive to organisation or team goals – are immeasurable.

What about your organisation and the 'House of Cards' game? In modern IT practices like 'continuous everything', time is a limiting factor; no time left for clearing up misunderstandings and problems caused by that sneaky and dangerous game! In DevOps, trust is important to break away from new silos.

In this session you will learn how important transparency is to avoid this offstage game. You will see that an atmosphere of trust will reduce the risk of people playing it. But how do you achieve transparency and build an atmosphere of trust? See how strong communication and a modern way of leadership can be valuable tools, helping you to build up a successful DevOps reality with common goals.

About the Speaker

Sabine is passionate about human interaction, team culture, leadership and communication. As a consultant and trainer she helps people and teams in the tech industry to evolve their agile, soft and social skills. You will find a lot of her work as an author all over the web and in print. She has spoken at a many international tech conferences.


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