Matti is the Head of Engineering Management at Viaplay, Nordic Entertainment Group where he sits on the product leadership team to govern its streaming product, manage improvement projects and organisational changes. Matti has a passion for enabling and shaping teams to create cross-functional and inclusive organisations. In his current role, Matti manages 6 Engineering Managers across 12 high performing and autonomous product teams.
Matti holds 10 years of experience in fast-paced agile environments, working with successful leadership teams in organizations of +300 people. Matti has engaged in roles in a variety of sectors such as media, fintech and gaming. He worked at King, home of Candy Crush Saga, as a Studio Agile Director and previously worked with Avanza Bank, leading a team of engineers to ensure the running of the exchange network.
What makes a great team? According to Matti and his vast experience, it's ensuring that teams are created with the aim of supporting and being supported by its organisation. Throughout his career, he has put together many well-functioning teams that can ship consistently and continuously, but is there a formula to his success?
In this session, Matti will talk through his best practices including how he shaped different teams in his organisation to ensure not only successful products but also happy teams. He will touch on:
- What types of teams function best, teams of generalists or specialists?
- What does he think of cross-functional teams? When does it function best and when does it not?
- What challenges has he encountered that you can avoid?
- Any future plans for improvement?
Is there a formula to ensure an efficient team? Is there a way where you can ensure teams are motivated, efficient and continue to ship great products?
In this interactive session, our speakers will talk through best practices that has worked for their businesses when building great and happy teams.
Learn what Matti, Claire and Julia have put into practice as they touch on:
- How to make the best of T-Shaped skills
- Building teams in the right way, from performance to upskilling
- Is there an ideal team makeup? Does one size fit all or how to know what's right for you?
One of the biggest challenges product leaders in any modern organisation face is creating "empowered" teams. It means asking the right questions without pre-supposing the answer, painting a picture without leaving teams with nothing more to do than paint-by-numbers. It means finding the right balance between top-down guidance and bottom-up creativity.
This session will bring different perspectives from design, product and engineering to discuss their thoughts on striking this fine balance