About the session
In this session, we will discuss how to achieve real technical excellence that matters to the business, how to build trust between business and tech and how business can react quickly and beat the competition with help from tech.
After many years in professional software development, we experienced the impact of business decisions on tech teams, the importance of technical excellence for the business, and the role of crafting software in achieving technical excellence.
We learned that tech is an enabler for the business, that business is a key stakeholder, that mastery in practices such as software development leads to technical excellence that really matters. Then, in an unexpected turn of events, we learned these assumptions were flawed: it was much more than that.
After overcoming the embarrassment of our initial blunder, we can now share with you our failures and successes in 4 typical challenging situations faced by tech and business. We will share experiences and learning from the Scuderia Ferrari F1 racing team, Connextra and ThoughtWorks.