Democratizing Decisions with DesignOps

Jun 20, 2017 · New York, United States of America

(Please note that we are at a different location this month.)

How does your team communicate about product, engineering, and design?

Software teams, even just 5 years ago, generally worked within a unified software ecosystem. The rise of exceptional tools for deployment and distribution has resulted in a rapid shift to microservice architectures and a mature standard of practice within the DevOps community. Software teams are now easily distributed, often times in silos focused on their specific business unit or area of specialization. The result can often be a dramatic breakdown of communication and loss of product quality and team efficiency.

The factors that created the now-mature DevOps community have greatly influenced how many companies are adopting design systems (aka DesignOps). Additionally, communication tools have both helped and hindered teams. Managing and distilling down the daily firehouse of information to enable individuals within product teams to make the right choices with the right context is compounded every year as more tools are introduced. This talk focuses on the challenges of communication within distributed teams and some solutions currently working at rapidly scaling and enterprise companies such as StitchFix, WeWork, Autodesk, and GE. 


Courtney Hemphill is a Partner and Tech Lead at Carbon Five, a strategic digital product development firm. 


7:00 to 7:30pm - Space opens, Meet & Greet.

7:30 - 8:30 - Presentation and Discussion.

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