Facilitating the Spread of Knowledge and Innovation in Professional Software Development

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Pushing a Rope: Implementing Innovation Programs



Ted Tencza shares lessons learned innovating at Atlassian and Bigcommerce, including programs that worked (FedEx/ShipIt/Hackathons, 20% time) and programs that failed (dedicated Innovation Team).


Ted Tencza is Director of Engineering, He has over 16 years of experience in Software Development, the last 8 of which have been in leadership roles. Created and ran the innovation team at Atlassian, and has organized innovation days like ShipIt (FedEx days).

About the conference

Agile Australia is the national Australian conference on Agile, attracting over 850 delegates in 2013. In its fifth year, the conference was themed Accelerate Innovation and featured thought leaders on innovation and business, including Dave Snowden, Bjarte Bogsnes and Ryan Martens. Agile Australia 2013 was sponsored by Rally, ThoughtWorks, IBM, Telstra, and Atlassian and is managed by SlatteryIT.

Recorded at:

Nov 01, 2013