Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Scaling Self-Directed Development



Will Ballard explains how small teams turning into large teams often do more than change size- they change structure. Growing teams often adds rules, managers, meetings, processes, and policies aimed at preventing mistakes rather than capturing the best outcomes. He talks about a set of constraints focusing on freedom, responsibility, and what it really takes to acquire talent.


Will Ballard serves as Chief Technology Officer at GLG and is responsible for the Engineering and IT organizations.

About the conference

Software is changing the world. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. A practitioner-driven conference, QCon is designed for technical team leads, architects, engineering directors, and project managers who influence innovation in their teams.

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Nov 09, 2016