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Scaling Engineering at BlaBlaCar @ ScrumDays Warsaw 2016

Scaling Engineering at BlaBlaCar @ ScrumDays Warsaw 2016

Here's my presentation I gave, although with very few text on the slides. I invite you to have a look on the Google Slides behind this, where you can see the video and animated GIFs as well as check out the speaker notes: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1y4fq0xhqazIa17cnALsDM9GW_vipzo-UAQnDIuwZOhU/edit

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Christian Jennewein

May 12, 2016
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  1. Scaling Engineering @

  2. @cestcri Christian Jennewein Head of Engineering github.com/cestcri linkedin.com/in/christianjennewein

  3. BlaBlaCar?!

  4. None
  5. CASE STUDY

  6. 2012 - today

  7. 2012

  8. Perfect world 2012

  9. 2013

  10. Growing team = growing challenges 2013

  11. 2014

  12. Reaching & plateauing at cruising altitude 2014

  13. 2015

  14. Next reorganisation: needed, planned, implemented 2015

  15. 2016

  16. Autonomy scales 2016

  17. 3 fails 3 learnings 3 successes

  18. 3 fails

  19. Weary scrum teams

  20. Weary scrum teams Declining productivity & team morale

  21. Language barrier

  22. Language barrier How to get people to understand each other?

  23. Innovation days

  24. Innovation days How to ensure constant renewal?

  25. 3 learnings

  26. Distance

  27. Distance Reduce it as much as possible

  28. The right people

  29. The right people Keep expectations & entry barrier high

  30. Chapters & Guilds

  31. Chapters & Guilds How to sync dispatched experts?

  32. 3 successes

  33. Team culture

  34. Team culture Define, live & spread

  35. Agile coaches

  36. Agile coaches Building a team of dedicated, full-time coaches

  37. Need of a second engineering hub Geographic scaling

  38. How to keep the team growing? Geographic scaling

  39. To summarise …

  40. We build

  41. We measure

  42. We learn

  43. We repeat

  44. We build. We measure. We learn. We repeat.

  45. Thank you :)