Rebecca Reich has held a variety of technical and managerial roles in companies spanning the USA, Europe and Canada prior to joining AlayaCare in 2022 as Director of Engineering. Her non-linear career path exposed her to audio and acoustical engineering for over 10 years, as well as Business Development for the non-profit Mitacs Inc., bringing together academia and industry for collaborative research projects. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (minor Arts) from McGill University and a Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is a mom of two boys and loves to play piano and clarinet, jog, cross-country ski, and ride BIXIs.
This presentation will be held in English
Dare to Deliver – combining a data-driven approach and motivational factors to get your team to succeed
Delivery is always at the forefront of executives’ minds. How can we move faster? How can we deliver more? Zeroing in at the team level, engineering managers are then tasked with turning those questions into actions: how do we even measure how fast we are going? Once we have that baseline, how can we move the needle to increase the team’s output? There are several factors that can influence a team’s delivery. In this talk, we will explore velocity with a multi-dimensional approach: gathering data from developer tools, optimally organizing Agile ceremonies within a sprint, and providing shorter- and longer-term goals to the team as motivation. We also propose daring to have “difficult” conversations at the team and individual level, and harnessing customer feedback to close the loop with the team on the impact of their delivery. You’ll leave with concrete tools for measuring your team’s delivery, and inspiring them to give their best to achieve your company’s goals.