Tuesday Jun 18
11:30 –
12:15
Location: Berlage Zaal

Death of the IT manager - Being a Tech Lead in a Modern IT Organisation

IT driven organisations are more and more adopting the agile way of working. Self-Organising teams are at the basis of these organisations and IT management layers are disappearing rapidly. Technical leads are pushed into the center of it all and become the key players in the transformation and growth of these organisations.

In this presentation we will explain why the death of the IT manager (role) is inherent to the transformation of the organisation into agile. We will go into detail on this transformation and on the new role of the tech lead as created in the organisational model of Spotify. What is this new role about? Why is it at the heart of the agile IT organisation? What skills are required in this role as IT thought leader and how do software engineers transform into tech leads in order to drive engineering culture and “learning organisation”? Last but not least, we will address the pitfalls and what our three years’ experience as IT Chapter Leads at ING has taught us.

What will the audience learn from this talk?
We will go into detail on this transformation and on the new role of the tech lead as created in the organisational model of Spotify. What is this new role about? Why is it at the heart of the agile IT organisation? What skills are required in this role as IT thought leader and how do software engineers transform into tech leads in order to drive engineering culture and “learning organisation”? Last but not least, we will address the pitfalls and what our three years’ experience as IT Chapter Leads at ING has taught us.

Does it feature code examples and/or live coding?
No

Prerequisite attendee experience level:
Level 100

human factor
teams
agile
partner
Marcin Pakulnicki
IT Chapter Lead Omnichannel, ING Bank
Han Markslag
IT Chapter Lead Omnichannel, ING Bank
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