INSP5 – Scale up, screw up. Why do we fail when we grow?

September 18, 2024 from 14:55 to 15:40

Speaker: Dawid Pacia (PL)

Dawid is a QA and Test Automation Manager as well as mentor and trainer. Tech freak following all the newest technologies (and implementing them on his own). Fan of the Agile approach to project management and products. Supporting companies in transformations toward a better quality of products and processes. Actively speaking and traveling around the world, sharing knowledge and experience. Lover of 🐱, ☕ and 🥃.

A company started rapidly scaling up, and things suddenly collapsed. In over ten years of working for start-ups and middle-size product companies, Dawid had a chance to observe, participate in, and suffer many issues and challenges. Millions of factors and areas can hugely influence the company’s condition. But they can be divided into 4 categories: People, Products, Projects, and Processes. Each of them is equally important; on any of them, we can fail epically. Quality assurance is never about the product only. With a proper perspective as true professionals, we may take care of many more aspects, including the categories above – and we should!
In his talk „Scale up, screw up. Why do we fail when we grow?“ Dawid will show you how from the engineering perspective ensure that everything works properly. This talk is neither about winning the market nor a golden recipe for a successful, mature organization. This is a talk about all he has seen or experienced and converted into valuable lessons. Isn’t it better to learn from the mistakes of others? Dawid will take you on a tour through those mistakes and challenges showing how to detect (sometimes close to impossible), prevent, and (hopefully) fix them on time!