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Thursday, August 6 • 15:45 - 17:00
Yahoo: Pulling an Elephant out of a Tarpit (Ed Kraay, Stas Zvinyatskovsky)

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Abstract:
Yahoo is an Internet pioneer. Somewhere along the way, our size got ahead of our ability to execute to the point that we slowed to a halt. This is a story of a multi-year journey of us fighting back and regaining our groove: innovating and executing at warp drive speed.
Come hear lessons that we learned along the way, profit from our mistakes, avoid dead ends and frustration, cry and laugh with us.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will be able to recognize how to leverage crises to increase speed and improve quality.
  • Participants will be able to distinguish between adoption of methodologies (Scrum, SAFe) and real agility, adapting to shifts in the market.
  • Participants will learn to shape their change strategy based on why they are going agile in the first place.
  • Participants will be able to spot trouble in their own agile adoption efforts.
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Speakers
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Ed Kraay

Technical Project/Program Mgr, Yahoo!
Ed has been at Yahoo for 3 years. His first job was a coach moving 1000 people all-in to modern software methods. He then worked to spread agile methods across Yahoo as a whole. He now works as a Program Lead for a large strategic project. Prior to Yahoo Ed was an coach for ThoughtWorks... Read More →
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Stas Zvinyatskovsky

Managing Director, Accenture
Stas is a Managing Director at Accenture, where he helps companies achieve their dreams by implementing Modern Software Engineering. Prior to Accenture, Stas was a Distinguished Architect at Yahoo where he developed highly distributed and highly scalable software systems. While at... Read More →


Thursday August 6, 2015 15:45 - 17:00
National Harbor 6/7