GOTO Amsterdam (June 13-15, 2016) is a vendor independent international software development conference with more than 60 top speakers and 800 attendees. The conference covers topics such as Microservices, Rugged, JavaScript, Post-Agile, Data, Spring++, Connected Worlds & Philosophy.

Presentation: "Business"

Track: Lightning Talks / Time: Tuesday 15:50 - 16:40 / Location: Beursfoyer

Transforming to a Customer-centric Product Organisation through Customer Journey Teams / 15:50 - 16:05

Prerequisite attendee experience level: beginner

Our assumptions on how to build our product have been disrupted by new entrants ranging from startups to global players. This required us to change the anatomy of the entire organisation. Today we have teams that are autonomous units accountable for specific parts of the user journey. We no longer have a roadmap and competing goals across teams. Instead we have one set of company-wide OKRs and the teams identify how we can achieve the results we want.

by David Halsey

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Establishing Benchmarks for Third-Party Service Providers / 16:10 - 16:25

Prerequisite attendee experience level: advanced

For companies looking to improve their software development process, working with third-party service providers adds another layer of complexity. Where internal teams are easy to evaluate, outside providers are able to control the flow of information to the companies with which they work. This makes it harder to answer questions about spending. The solution is a combination of easy fixes and tough decisions.
In this session Johannes will review the criteria companies should use to assess the efficacy of their outside partners. CIOs should ask, for example, how much am I getting from my external team versus in-house IT? Other questions include: how do I balance maintenance, productivity and innovation? Is this partnership benefiting me, or really just the third-party service provider?

by Johannes Bohnet

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The DevOps Disaster: 10 Ways to Fail at DevOps / 16:30 - 16:45

Prerequisite attendee experience level: advanced

DevOps is the new black. You need DevOps. Right now.
What? You're not doing DevOps yet? Hurry! You're going to miss the boat!

Sounds familiar? The same thing happened with Agile a while ago. Coined as a solution for all your problems, companies rushed to implement this 'next big thing', only to realize a few years later that they got most of it wrong by failing to understand the concepts behind it well enough in the first place.
Don't make the same mistake again. Getting DevOps right isn't easy. It's downright hard. In this talk, I'm not going to explain how to 'do' DevOps in your organisation, since there is not just one 'right' way to do it. What I can show you however, is how NOT to do DevOps. This session shares 10 common misconceptions, call them anti-patterns, of DevOps. I'll talk from my own experiences in getting things wrong, explain why they are wrong and prevent you from making the same mistakes. You'll leave this session with a basic understanding of how (not) to fail at DevOps and hopefully, a smile on your face ;-)

by Bert Jan Schrijver

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Bert Jan Schrijver, Software Craftsman at JPoint

Bert Jan Schrijver

Biography: Bert Jan Schrijver

Bert Jan is a Software craftsman at JPoint in the Netherlands and Java User Group leader for NLJUG, the Dutch Java User Group. His focus is on Java, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. He loves to share his experience by speaking at conferences, writing for the Dutch Java magazine and helping out Devoxx4Kids with teaching kids how to code.

Twitter: @bjschrijver

David Halsey, CTO at Marktplaats

David Halsey

Biography: David Halsey

With over 15 years experience in the software engineering domain I have had the opportunity to work for a number of leading companies building high traffic systems. I started my career as a Developer in a consultancy, working for telecoms companies, before moving into technology management and leadership.
In the last 10 years I have worked for a number of companies, including Autotrader and eBay, building consumer facing websites and mobile apps. During this time I have played key roles in transforming how software teams work and improving their impact by adopting Agile practices.
In my current CTO role, transformation goes beyond the product and technology teams; we are transforming the entire business to an agile customer-focused product-led business. This is driven from my passion for leveraging technology and agile thought leadership to ensure products impact customer behaviour for the benefit of customers and the business that serves them.

Twitter: @davehalsey

Johannes Bohnet, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Seerene

Johannes Bohnet

Biography: Johannes Bohnet

As the CPO, Johannes makes sure that our product strategy is aligned with the needs of our customers and the market and leads the customer facing product and service functions.

Prior to seereneTM Johannes completed his graduate degree in physics (Diploma) at the Universities of Heidelberg and Münster. He earned his doctorate of computer sciences (summa cum laude) at Potsdam. He headed the “Automated Software Analysis and Visualization” research group at the Hasso Plattner Institute, the university center of excellence for IT systems engineering in Potsdam. In addition, he was an IT consultant and trainer at a renowned consultancy firm in Frankfurt, Germany, for many years.