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Business Dilemma: Effective Tech Team Management

This event targets business owners, project managers, managers, product owners, tech gone management, developers, and other stakeholders.

One of the best known gripes in the tech world is that business people don't understand the needs of developers. Business people on the other hand feel there may often be a disconnect between them and their workforce.

In this presentation we will explore the work place from a developer's perspective, and shed light to business people how to improve their EQ with respect to developers.

We will see how there are many simple things we can implement today that do not require an MBA or reading dozens of book. It's simple and effective.

The goal of this presentation is to bridge the disconnect that exists between management and tech people. This is more prevalent in enterprise, but I'm sure we will learn from discussions with the audience where this exists.


Milan Adamovsky
Front-End development evangelist at Bloomberg with over 15+ years of professional experienced in end-to-end development, entrepreneurship, and technology management.  Brings perspectives from a wide range of hands-on experiences in over a dozen companies.

"Say NO"
How saying No has helped his team to 
* prioritize tasks 
* successfully achieve its goals 
* collaborating with a diverse array of stakeholders

The above topic presented by the following speaker:

Christopher Hazlett
As Gilt's Director, Back Office Systems, Christopher Hazlett is in charge of all the systems and teams that run Gilt's business. Before joining Gilt, he worked at Tunecore and a software consulting firm. He has degrees from Penn State and Rutgers.

Business + Engineering = Customers 
Without customers, we're all just a bunch of guys in a room 
* Breaking down barriers and trading places 
* Getting to a common goal 
* What you can learn from children in dealing with clients 

The above topic presented by the two following speakers:

Vadim Revzin
Early stage sales expert turned product manager with a passion for running effective teams. He's launched software for 3 of his own startups and helped manage a team of 5 engineers on a product used by some of New York's top publishers.

Sergei Revzin
An early employee or founder at 5 startups, focusing on revenue generation. After trying his hand at C++ as a teen he decided to take a back seat to coding and work with more talented engineers to launch several consumer and B2B apps.

Maher Atta

* 6:00pm - 10:00pm

* Common points of contention  
* Pro's and con's of different organizational structures  
* Humanizing a developer  
* Handling time crunches and deadlines  
* Project management organization  
* Strategies to improving team performance  
* Strategies to monitor a team's performance  
* Fear Management  
* Audience engagement

Skill Level  
* Basic  
* Intermediate  
* Advanced


* TEKSystems

Our sponsor will provide food and drinks to all attendees. Please join us in being appreciative of the venue space and refreshments offered by TEKSystems at no cost to our community. Your RSVP is important for our sponsor to ensure enough food will be available to everyone - so please honor your RSVP and keep it updated.

Please arrive on time, and keep questions to the end of the presentation in order to ensure that we get through all the material so that nobody gets short changed on this presentation.

This presentation is open to every skill level.



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  • kennydust

    was this recorded?

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • Lin-Yu W.

    Informative! Thank you!

    April 24, 2014

  • Kathy


    April 23, 2014

  • Milan A.

    We have locked down the location, time, sponsor, topics, speakers for April 24th! Make sure to update your RSVP !!

    2 · April 2, 2014

  • Peng

    Is this still happening?

    February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Technologist and PM with great successes and great 'learning experiences' under my belt. :)

    January 9, 2014

  • Milan A.

    Pushed back to January due to time constraints. Feel free to use the board in the meantime to exchange ideas, experiences on topic.

    November 14, 2013

  • Milan A.

    I have postponed this event. The good news is that I have receive a few sponsors willing to host our large event, so I am going to line everything up. If we line everything up soon we may do it sooner than the new date, otherwise I'm going to aim for November.

    October 8, 2013

  • Abbas Shahid B.

    Abbas Shahid Baqir

    August 29, 2013

  • Milan A.

    The event has unfortunately gotten postponed due to my busy schedule and lack of time to find a venue. We will push this event back a little bit so I can line up all my ducks. I have temporarily pushed it back by two months just in case but may move it up if I'll be able to get everything put together sooner.

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this occurring? Is there a location?

    August 7, 2013

  • Milan A.

    The event has been pushed back to August 8th as we couldn't secure a location in time.

    June 19, 2013

  • Milan A.

    This will be as fun of an event as it will be eye-opening and hopefully inspirational.

    May 8, 2013

  • Dan B.

    Looking forward to hearing Best practices when partnering with Tech Team.

    May 7, 2013

  • Milan A.

    This is a joint event with New York City Web Development community.

    May 5, 2013

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