Tuesday, February 14, 2023

6 marca 2023 - Gojko Adzic: What happens when your product suddenly grows 500x in a year

Please join us at our next on-site meeting with a special guest - Gojko Adzic. After a talk, we invite you to the Heineken bar for networking.

Due to facility regulations, we need your real name to let you in. Please sign up at https://www.meetup.com/ale-krakow/events/291632872/


Rapid growth usually rapidly increases the workload, and leads organisations to increase the number of people developing and supporting a product, which then causes everything to become a lot more complex. But scaling up user demand does not need to mean scaling up development processes and teams. Gojko will present a case study of his recent work on Narakeet (www.narakeet.com), where a massive surge in usage did not significantly increase the complexity of the work.

During the past year, Narakeet web site traffic grew by roughly 100 times, and active usage of the product increased from 150-200 conversion tasks per day to roughly 100,000 daily conversions. That's about 500-600x year-on-year growth.

With such an explosive change, weird edge case problems that would happen once every few years start to materialise every day. Bottlenecks pop up in the weirdest places. Audience preferences change rapidly as new people discover the product. Relatively unimportant bugs turn into critical blockers in a week. And of course, users keep doing the weirdest things that nobody could predict.

This talk will provide valuable insights into the challenges that come with rapid growth and the importance of observability in overcoming them. Learn how to steer your product growth gently without overcomplicating delivery and focusing on value, and how cheap and dirty observability can provide the necessary information to make informed decisions.

About Gojko:

Gojko Adzic is a strategic software delivery consultant who works with ambitious teams to align software delivery with business goals and improve the quality of their software products and processes. Gojko specializes in Agile and Lean quality improvement, particularly Impact Mapping, Agile Testing, Specification by Example and Behavior Driven Development.

If you want to learn more from Gojko check https://procognita.com/product-owner-key-skills/product-owner-key-skills-training-krakow-6-march-2023

Learn more about Gojko at https://procognita.com/company/team/trainers/gojko-adzic


18:30 - welcoming you at the reception

19:00 - Gojko Adzic talk

20:00 - Networking at a Heineken bar

Note, this meeting is in English, onsite on Heineken premises. Please sign in using your real name, as it's required by the facility. If you're unable to attend please free your seats, so others can join.

Registrations and more details: https://www.meetup.com/ale-krakow/events/291632872/

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