GOTO is a vendor independent international software development conference with more that 90 top speaker and 1300 attendees. The conference cover topics such as .Net, Java, Open Source, Agile, Architecture and Design, Web, Cloud, New Languages and Processes

Presentation: "Lean Enterprise - Part I"

Track: People & Process - Day 2 / Time: Tuesday 14:40 - 15:30 / Location: Store Sal

Large organizations often struggle to leverage software to create innovative products. This is due to a number of organizational factors, including culture, governance and financial management, and the application of portfolio and program management strategies that do not take advantage of the unique characteristics of software. This talk discusses how to take a lean approach to developing new products and running large scale programs of work, and how to grow a culture that enables organizations to turn software into a competitive advantage.

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Gary Gruver, VP of Release, QA, and Operations at

Gary Gruver

Biography: Gary Gruver

Gary Gruver is an executive with a proven track record of leading Large-Scale Agile transformations and co-author of “A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development”. He is currently working to help organizations with their transformations after successfully leading two large transitions at HP and Macy’s.  As the Director of Engineering at HP, he led a large organization (400+ developers) on a journey from waterfall to agile development. At Macy’, as the VP of QE, Release, and Operations, he led the transition to Continuous Delivery.

Co-Author: A Practical Approach to Large Scale Agile Development


Twitter: @GRUVERGary

Jez Humble, Author of "Continuous Delivery", Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks

Jez Humble

Biography: Jez Humble

Jez Humble is a Principal Consultant with ThoughtWorks, and author of Continuous Delivery, published in Martin Fowler's Signature Series (Addison Wesley, 2010). He got into IT in 2000, just in time for the dot-com bust. Since then he has worked as a developer, system administrator, trainer, consultant, manager, and speaker. He has worked with a variety of platforms and technologies, consulting for non-profits, telecoms, financial services, and online retail companies.

Since 2004 he has worked for ThoughtWorks and ThoughtWorks Studios in Beijing, Bangalore, London, and San Francisco. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices in the field of Agile delivery. He also serves as Product Manager for Go, ThoughtWorks Studios agile release management platform. He holds a BA in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University and an MMus in Ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies,University of London.

Twitter: @jezhumble
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Book: Continuous Delivery (Addison Wesley, 2010)
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