Hiring Geeks That Fit: Develop Your Recruiting Engine

Workshop Objective: Hiring the right people at the right time in a high technology company remains a challenge even to experienced managers. This workshop prepares technical managers (or the HR folks who work with technical managers) for the preparation and hiring of people into the organization. Workshop Overview: This workshop walks you through a pragmatic approach to …

Hiring for an Agile Team

Workshop Objective: This experiential workshop helps agile technical teams prepare, interview, and select candidates. This workshop prepares people who may have only been on one side of the interview as a candidate to effectively participate on an interviewing team and effectively evaluate candidates. This workshop specifically address the cultural issues and particulars of finding candidates who …

Workshop: Making Geographically Distributed Agile Projects Work

Workshop Objective: This experiential workshop provides you with an understanding and options for how you might create a successful geographically distributed agile project. The topics we’ll address are how to plan and execute the work for a geographically distributed project. Workshop Overview: If you have teams all over the world trying to create a product together, you …

Becoming a Great Estimator

Workshop Objective: Everyone needs to estimate—but does anyone really know how? Sure, a few people in your organization are great estimators, but how did they get that way? In this workshop, you’ll learn about several estimation approaches, and practice them. You’ll learn how to obtain feedback on your estimates. You’ll learn what you need to do …

Workshop: Designing the Agile Organization

Workshop Objective: Successful agile projects make the organizational stresses transparent. A functional or matrixed organization may not be congruent with your need to use agile approaches to your projects. Managers exist to ready the organization to deliver product. Once you’ve moved to agile, you don’t need to worry about tasks–the teams self organize to manage their …

Workshop: Topics in Advanced Project Management: Selecting Pragmatic Approaches for Your Project

Workshop Objective: After this experiential workshop, you will be able to organize and manage a project using the best of traditional, agile, and lean approaches to project management. This workshop is based on my project management book: Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management. Workshop Overview: We will discuss and practice a variety of …