Independent Agile Consultant, Head of Agile Practices at PandaDoc
Despite having lots of roles involved in the modern Product Development, the Developer's role is wider than just writing code and doing a code review. They need to develop a wide variety of skills that enable creation of better Products serving pains of real End Users. In my talk, I want to cover the reasoning behind that historical shift, tell a few stories to illustrate the thesis, and provide the list of skills that Developers could benefit from the most.
Denis Salnikov is a certified Scrum Master, Kanban Coach & Agile Coach actively consulting, coaching, mentoring, and teaching cross-functional development teams, companies management, and organisations since 2014. Denis has led and taken an active part in several agile transformations initiated from scratch, working with both development teams and management, helping to establish and foster an agile mindset, self-organization and product ownership. He has supported several companies across Europe and US in their LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) framework adoptions. His scaling experience also includes the Nexus framework and „Spotify model”. Denis’s main goal is to help organisations and their development teams deliver successful high-quality product(s) or service(s) while preserving a passionate working atmosphere and fostering collaboration between tech and business. That includes supporting and leading change initiatives and scaling efforts, helping to redefine organisational design and optimising the system as a whole by applying Systems Thinking.