Extreme Ownership for Global Teams

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About the Session

Having been pushed in to uncharted territory of virtual working, over a course of a month, many colocated teams became global teams. While many problems arising out of colocated working have been solved by iterative improvements in process, world of virtual working is truly a new frontier for many organizations. Defence forces whose circumstances is akin to ours, leverage concepts of Extreme Ownership in planning, communication and execution.

Extreme Ownership leverages combat tested principles of belief, prioritization, execution, freedom through discipline resulting in successful execution of initiatives and positive developer experience. In a virtual working setup it’s ever more important for technology teams to champion extreme ownership.

This session, apart from going through principles of building high performant distributed systems, will demonstrate how an engineering team in Target, leveraged principles of Extreme Ownership to plan for a critical, cross team project. Communicated with stakeholders with clarity and effect. And finally execute with ruthless precision. This enterprise product would serve as backbone solution to keep disparate data sources in sync with data sources having traffic of up-to 200 million unique events a day.

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