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Mastering Human Communication Patterns

Missed human connections in the software industry account for most of our project failures. Improving communication can dramatically improve individual and team performance.

Typical Frustrations
They just don’t get it
They talked at you for an hour and made no sense
That meeting was like a construction committee for the Tower of Babel
In the same way that programming languages have interfaces and design patterns, so do human beings. Problems that appear technical in nature can usually be traced back to failed interactions between people.
We’ll explore:
 The human interface between system administrators, customers, and managers
 Key patterns of communication including negotiation and resolving miscommunication
 Examine techniques for how to listen to and understand others
 How to be heard and understood yourself.


Dan Hermes, software consultant, .NET architect, author, speaker

Dan Hermes is a sought-after speaker and advisor to dozens of software-building organizations, including Fidelity Investments, EDS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, TJX, and Computerworld Magazine. Mr. Hermes has over twenty five years experience as a software management consultant, .NET architect and developer. He has taught software architecture and development at Northeastern University, Microsoft User Groups, and Microsoft Certification classes at corporate training facilities. A thought leader and innovator in several fields, Mr. Hermes is also active in the arts. His music compositions have aired on NPR. He has taught his music curriculum at Boston Conservatory. His audiovisual artwork has exhibited internationally. Cited on Forbes and Reuters, Mr. Hermes has written articles published by Media-N and MIT Press.
Mr. Hermes is certified by the National Speakers Association New England(NSANE). He has served on the board of the Institute of Management Consultants New England Chapter and is currently director of Art Technology New England(ATNE).

Dan’s blog is
He can be reached by email at [masked] and by phone[masked]

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  • E B

    Working on modelling the Tower of Babel in Revit Architecture...

    May 2, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    Have a conflict but really wanna see this. Any chance this is gonna get recorded?

    May 1, 2013

    • Andy N.

      Hi Kiran. Sorry we're not doing that.

      May 1, 2013

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