GOTO Zurich for Leaders is the combination of break-through technology with management 3.0 and leadership. As a premier software conference, GOTO Zurich for Leaders cultivates this combination. When creating the GOTO conference, we strive to design a specific program for leaders to foster all aspects of excellence. GOTO Zurich for Leaders emphasises the presentation of the latest experience and trends in leadership and management, to unleash the full potential of software development.

Markus Flueckiger, Co-Author of "Usability Engineering kompakt"

Markus Flueckiger

Biography: Markus Flueckiger

As a consultant in HCI and software engineering Markus Flückiger establishes the collaboration between users, managers and developers so that ideas in the stars turn into innovations on the road. Markus co-authored two books published in German (Software entwickeln mit Verstand and Usability Engineering kompakt) and is blogging on

Presentation: 6 x 9 = 42? Don't panic - Refurbish your Backlogs

Time: Thursday 13:20 - 14:10 / Location: Pendulum

How to deliver an intergalactic highway (apologies to Douglas Adams) in four easy steps. We present a way to refurbish backlogs. This way enables teams to make conscious decisions about what kind of work to focus on when. Help your teams to escape from the so disastrous and exhausting trap sprinting the backlog with an horizon of the next sprint only. New inspiring ideas, the feasibility and value of which are disputed, can thus mature smoothly to innovations on the road. No panic needed.