Adapting Your Organization and Teams for Agile

Nir Szilagyi

As more and more companies and teams transform to agile, the challenges become more diverse and affect how teams execute and the personal careers/ambitions of team members. Agile transformation poses challenges that span product architectures, products modularization, execution velocity, timelines, release management, and the roles of product, project, and engineering managers. Nir Szilagyi has led teams in multiple companies through the storm of agile changes and experienced first-hand the pitfalls that these changes can bring. Nir shares both his personal story as a quality engineering manager in a quality decentralized world and the story of his team’s journey. He discusses preparing the team for the change, identifying skill gaps and upskilling when needed, revised responsibilities of team members, the role of the team as part of enterprise agile, and the challenges of scaling agile activities. Nir outlines his personal journey of playing a hybrid role of engineering and quality leader, and details the career possibilities that resulted from these different perspectives.

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