Presentation on theme: "Working in a global team Vikas Sinha Senior Vice President, Software Engineering Data Management Business Unit, Mainframe Division CA Technologies."— Presentation transcript:
Working in a global team Vikas Sinha Senior Vice President, Software Engineering Data Management Business Unit, Mainframe Division CA Technologies
Background Working in Software Engineering field – 23yrs Engineering management – 18 yrs Previous employers – Florida Atlantic Univ, SPSS, IBM Taught undergrad courses in College of Engineering Operating system development – OS/2, AIX Statistical applications, Predictive Analytics Universities attended Northwestern, Florida Atlantic, Sri Venkateswara (India) SVP Software Engineering, CA Technologies Part of the Mainframe division Responsible for technology and products in the areas of Databases, DB Tools, Security and Compliance, and Big Data Areas of interest: Data Management, Analytics, passionate about lifelong learning
Global Team 3 -Lisle, IL -Ewing, NJ -Plano, TX -Framingham, MA -Santa Clara, CA -Prague, Czech Republic -Hyderabad, India
Development Approach Agile methodology Customer participation Charter, Release plans, EOS reviews User groups Scrum teams Co-located Approx size ~8-10 Self-directed teams “Full stack” engineers Governance Values driven leadership through empowerment and encouragement Roles: Functional (R&D) managers, Product Owner, Scrum Master, Product Manager Frequent incremental releases Fail fast
Complexities of a globally distributed team Thought Leadership Execution Strategic Tactical Creative Thinking Intellectual Thinking Design Implementation Customer facing Back office Language and Communication skills
Working in a global environment Single unified development process Structured dev organizations Defined responsibility – no ambiguity in ownership Encouragement to ask Why? Big picture view. Appreciation for global colleagues and organization - treat everyone equally - understand cultures, understand time zones, rotate meeting times so all global participants are equally inconvenienced/accommodated, communication technologies that work for all. Global consistency - same performance metrics, same rewards
My World PredictabilityAccountabilityTransparency Product Frequent incremental releases End of sprint reviews “Zero defect” initiative Scorecard approach: Who/What/When Weekly status check Deep dives – organizational visibility Process Change control Understand failures and proactively change to prevent re-occurance Clear ownership of responsibilities Consistent reporting (one way to count beans) Well defined single unified development process Team velocity charts Sprint burndown charts Meetings open to all Participation by all stakeholders People Commitment (once committed, will deliver) Eliminate surprises Clear absolute goals Single owner (one throat to choke) No tolerance for finger pointing Performance evaluation Compensation planning
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