Unleashing the Power of the Squad

Presentation Abstract

Our Content Development team had problems—a reduced team, increased demands on team members, and an ailing, security-noncompliant review tool. It was only a matter of time before things went wrong.

In anticipation of this, we made the first move, and opened up our source code to our development and test team. We provided education sessions to as many people as we could, and enabled developers and testers to deliver edits for small changes, for example, updating a parameter value.

Originally presented at DITA Berlin in 2017, this updated talk covers the thought process behind the initiative, case studies from developers and testers, our lessons learned, and ongoing results.

What can attendees expect to learn?

In this interactive session, Abi hopes to inspire the audience to try something similar with their teams. This initiative has saved her team time, resources, and stress!

Meet the Presenter

Abi started working for IBM in 2013, and became a content developer in 2014. She has since worked on CICS and Bluemix, and is now working for CICS again as the team and delivery lead for content. She has cross-industry experience, and has previously run her own business. In her spare time, she runs marathons, makes clothes, rides horses, and writes fiction.

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