900 Metro Center Boulevard, Foster City, CA
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM - Presentation
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking break
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - Lightning Talk(s)
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM - Presentation continues
8:00 PM - 8:15 PM - Takeaways and Retrospective
8:15 PM - Adjourn
Category "B", 2 PDUs for PMPs and PMI-ACPs (Strategic & Business)
2 SEUs for CSPs
Enter on Metro Center drive, look for the signs for Visa M1 visitor parking, use the phone at the security gate to request access.
This event includes FREE food and beverages!
What differentiates a successful software development culture?
Almost all of us have been on a high performance team. Just invite us, and we’ll sign up for another in a second! Typically, it was a team for which we worked harder - but from which we took away more exhilaration and joy than at any other time in our careers. What made it so? And what can we do to get it again?
Ron Lichty thinks successful software development cultures are ones that are not just performant but that also both delight customers and are a joy for every team member to be part of.
One of the characteristics that differentiates agile cultures is that (finally!), it’s not just managers who are responsible for crafting culture - but everyone. And agile, done well, means every one of us engages in the crafting of it.
But agile asks people who are often introverted, highly-logical, independent thinkers not only to form teams but to make those teams self-organizing. It asks every team member to step up and collaborate.
Agile offers each of us the promise of a stellar team experience -- provided we and every one of our peers steps up to make it so. We need to no longer just perform as individuals, but truly trust and respect and engage and share - behaviors that can feel at odds with the fierce independence that got us through school and into industry.
1. What constitutes and characterizes a dream team?
2. What’s the connection between agile teams and dream teams?
3. What differentiates great agile teams from mediocre ones?
4. What’s the role of managers, product managers, product owners, program managers and scrum masters in fostering dream teams?
5. What’s the role of team members in fostering dream teams?
About the speaker -
Ron Lichty, Software Engineering Management, Ron Lichty Consulting, an author of Managing the Unmanageable
Ron Lichty has been managing and, more recently, consulting in managing software development and product organizations for over 25 years at companies like Apple Computer, Fujitsu, Charles Schwab, Avenue A | Razorfish, Forensic Logic, Stanford, Check Point, and dozens of startups of all sizes. Before that, as a programmer, he coded compiler code generators, was awarded patents for compression and security algorithms he designed and coded for embedded microcontroller devices, wrote two widely used programming texts, and developed the computer animation demo that Apple used to launch and sell a next-generation line of PCs. He has mostly managed development teams and organizations, but also product managers, project managers, testers, designers, … pretty much everyone on product teams.
The primary focus of his consulting practice, these last five years, has mirrored what he did as a manager: untangling the knots in software development. His career has spanned web applications, system software, entertainment, shrinkwrap products, ecommerce, interface development, embedded devices, professional services and IT - and grew from first level managing to VP Engineering, VP Product and CTO roles.
As Ron Lichty Consulting, he takes on fractional Interim VP Engineering and Acting CTO roles, trains teams in scrum, transitions teams to agile, trains managers in managing software people and teams, and advises organizations and coaches teams to make their software development “hum.” http://www.ronlichty.com
His 450-page book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams (http://www.ManagingTheUnmanageable.net), published by Addison Wesley, has been compared by many readers to programming classics The Mythical Man-Month and Peopleware. He also co-authors the biannual Study of Product Team Performance (http://www.ronlichty.com/study.html).
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