Vânia Santos

Engineering Manager


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Speaker Bio

Engineering Manager at OLX. Passionate about understanding people, sustainable growth, and simplifying processes. Advocating for empowering people to take faster and better decisions, working smarter, boosting productivity, and delivering quality with ease.

Fun Fact: I thought I was always tired. Now, I’m a mom.

Speaker Sessions


Why Should You Scale Bottom-Up In Your Organization?

30 mins
  • Track - Software
  • Leadership
  • Transformation
  • Vânia Santos

    Engineering Manager


We all have been through company reorganisations, probably more than once. Some are understandable and produce good outcomes, others aren’t, creating insecurities, lack of confidence in leadership, unnecessary changes, and even more complex paths of communication or decision-making. What is the difference, then?

Team-first thinking and the importance of well-defined boundaries to balance cognitive load within the teams is an important matter to consider: it directly fosters teams’ independence and minimising the overhead of communication, enhancing faster decision-making and increasing the quality and throughput of delivery.

Is there a well-proven way of scaling or changing the current landscape of company organisations? In this session we’ll explore Conway’s Law and the importance of team landscape and interactions, supported by an actual study case in the industry, and how well-designed teams charts can improve independence, autonomy, and motivation of the teams, leading to a faster and better rate and quality of delivery.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • How to scale organisations based on the interactions patterns
  • Exploring the importance of a clear architectural strategy to a clear team topology landscape
  • How to improve productivity with “fast flow”

This session is for you if… you influence the scaling processes of your company at any level or if you are interested in understanding the importance of having effective and efficient teams within your company.

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