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Friday, February 14 • 11:30am - 11:55am
PRO SESSION: Conflict Resolution in High Performance Teams via Active Inclusion LIMITED

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This talk stems from my learnings during my transition from Netflix to Walmart. At Walmart, I got an opportunity to not just build a team from scratch but also influence the DevOps culture in a positive way. At any company, building and maintaining high performance dev teams is a tough job. Most high-performing developers are passionate, talented and very opinionated individuals. For Managers and Directors leading such areas, conflict resolution could become a burden. I realized early that it doesnt have to be this way. Using simple "Active Inclusion" techniques that I derived from Netflix's core principles, I was able to empower teams to come together and resolve conflicts quickly and amicably. In some cases, we have seen a rise in accountability and ownership due to "Active inclusion" tactics. We will discuss some real world scenarios and case studies during this talk. The audience can learn the techniques I relied on and honed at a Fortune One company (Walmart) that have influenced a rapid transformation of DevOps culture across our (extremely) large organization.

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Vilas Veeraraghavan

Director of Engineering, Walmart
Vilas is a passionate advocate for continuous integration and delivery of quality software. He joined Walmart labs in 2017 and leads the teams responsible for the CI/CD pipeline, testing, performance analysis/tuning and Chaos Engineering programs for eCommerce and store systems. Prior... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2020 11:30am - 11:55am
DeveloperWeek PRO Stage C (Grand Ballroom)