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Friday, October 18 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Variety: The Spice of Life and Secret to Scale

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When we talk about “scale,” the conversation tends to be restricted to talk about scaling the size of the organization. What if negative consequences of scale eg silos, frustrating bureaucracy, etc are actually a consequence of attempting to scale the size of an organization without also scaling the amount of tolerable variety? Further, what if we should be doing more than just tolerating variety? What if increased space for (and decrease cost of) variety is a reason to scale, not just a curious byproduct? 
If you seek to scale variety, you must understand and overcome the natural human aversion to ambiguity. This session provides an approach for incurring variety where it makes sense within the coherence of a longer-term vision.

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Cat Swetel

Cat is an engineering manager with experience applying Agile and Lean principles in a variety of settings: from startups to large enterprises, warehouses to web, etc. She is passionate about increasing diversity in STEAM as a means of creating possibilities for a more equitable human... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am BST
Arundel 2

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