Talks that inspire change

Challenge software teams to continuously improve with talks about business impact, innovation by design, and modern workflow automation.

Continuous improvement sounds great, but where do we start?

  • Missed deadlines
  • Product doesn't appeal to customers
  • Bugs and poor performance hurt the customer experience
  • Product development costs are too high
  • A security incident has harmed customers and severely impacted the company's reputation
  • Privacy breaches have resulted in significant fines
  • The lack of compliance with industry standards is forcing customers to look elsewhere

We need a new approach.

Struggling to ship software products costs time and money — both of which are in short supply. There isn't enough of either to wait and hope things will improve. Software teams need a way to think about business impact that inspires change.

  • Missed deadlines
  • Product doesn't appeal to customers
  • Competition is innovating faster
  • Bugs and poor performance hurt the customer experience
  • Product development costs are too high
  • A security incident has harmed customers and severely impacted the company's reputation
  • Privacy breaches have resulted in significant fines
  • The lack of compliance with industry standards is forcing customers to look elsewhere

Over 20 years experience in leadership and hands-on technology roles.

Jeremy Bower

I'm Jeremy Bower. When I started my career as a software developer, I joined startups so that I could move quickly with others and invent the future. While we had many successes (two of the startups were acquired), there were also challenges. Typically, because we didn't have the right mix of skills on the team, didn't have effective ways of working together, didn't have the right tools at hand, or weren't focused on what mattered most — to customers.

I shifted from individual contributor to leadership roles to support teams as they move past these challenges. For over a decade, I focused on learning about the people, process and tools that enable software teams to perform at a high-level. Along the way, I gained valuable experience leading a large software development group that was responsible for systems that generated over $700 million in revenue annually.

Today, I give talks to inspire and educate software teams.

Jay Goldman

Jay Goldman

CEO, Sensei Labs

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"Recently, we brought all our engineering teams together for an in-person event. Jeremy's keynote talk blended product and tech leadership experience with actionable advice for teams. His ideas were engaging and left a lasting impression. Following the event, we asked our engineers to complete a survey. A majority highlighted the need to 10x their business impact as a key takeaway!"

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10x the Business Impact

Wait, is 10x even possible? Absolutely! We want ten times the business impact, not ten times the output. What gets done and how teams get it done matters more than how much gets done.

Let's start with this idea: It's easy to mistake a solution, like adopting agile methodologies, as the end to a range of problems. The reality is that is the start of a team practice. It's a way of working together that, if done well, will push teams to continuously improve.

Similarly, adopting a new tool, like an automated testing framework, solves other problems, but it's not the end of the story. If done well, it will uncover new challenges that constrain team performance.

What teams need is a holistic approach that considers people, process and tools together.

In this talk, I'll share a framework that helps teams think about business impact in a way that inspires change:

  • Measuring business impact
  • 10x is necessary and achievable
  • Getting started: practical examples
  • Continuous improvement: it's a journey, not a destination

Happy and innovative software teams that delight customers don't just happen…
it takes years of experience.

Get in touch today to learn more.