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Chaos To Clarity: Managing The Unmanageable with Ron Lichty

  • Nov 13, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Good software management:

  • How to recognize it when you see it
  • How to encourage it
  • How to encourage senior management to encourage it
  • How to collaborate with it effectively

---->Attendees have the opportunity to WIN a signed book!

This book will help any software manager get a handle on their own unmanageable challenges. Highly recommended for anyone who is, works with, lives with or loves software developers!


6:30 - 7:00   Arrive, Sign in:  Pizza & Beers

---------Use White Board to Post Topics, Questions, Jobs & Seekers

7:00 - 7:15   Welcome from Nick & Cindy

7:15 - 7:30   Un-conference format: vote on white board suggestions

7:30 - 8:30  Ron Lichty, co-author, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, founder of Ron Lichty Consulting, and Interim Software Development Management @RonLichty

8:30 - 9:00   Open Discussion

9:00 - 9:15   1 minute pitches: positions available/who is seeking

---------Use form to share

9:15 - end     Networking

Ron Lichty has been transforming chaos to clarity and making software development “hum” for most of his 20 years managing software development and product organizations.

He has repeatedly been brought in as a “VPE of Fix-It” to solve problems like painfully slow product development, past-due estimates with no delivery in sight, challenges arising from geographically dispersed teams, scalability stymied by sluggish data integration, productivity bridled by uncertainty, an "order-taking mentality" from teams that should be eagerly proactive, and teams unable to break out of research and move on to development and delivery.

He also untangles organizational knots, creates roadmaps everyone can follow, builds communications with other parts of the organization, coaches and trains organizations in agile and scrum, and gets teams productive and focused on delivery, quality and customers. Small tweaks, dramatic impacts.

His book on managing programmers and software development teams has just been published by Addison Wesley, "Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams".

Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty, two software industry veterans with over 70 years of combined experience, have crafted a book that will help any software manager be more successful. Having spent their careers developing software, leading software development projects, and managing programmers and teams, they have now distilled their experience into a book that every beginning programming manager should read and have on their bookshelves for reference.

It’s a book that will also help executives who struggle sponsoring projects dependent upon software success – CEOs, COOs, CTOs, and others – understand the craft of software development and the intricacies of how to manage software people and teams to deliver software projects successfully.

Thanks to our location & beer host

and our Pizza Sponsor

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