August 11, 2011
We all want our projects to succeed. However, most projects end up with mixed results. Personal project planning techniques will improve your odds for project successes. The personal project planning methods are well known, but are not applied at the right level of abstraction to be helpful to each person on the project. This talk will provide guidance on how to get started and how to use these methods to measure progress along the way. Focusing on your individual work is critical because ultimately each individual participant determines the success of the project.
Over the course of more than 20 years in the software business Steve Teleki has observed a multitude of practices that software projects use. He will provide practical tips that you can use in your work the next day. You will leave with concrete ideas that you can turn into actions on how you too can improve the odds of winning, help your peers, and make your next project a resounding success.
About the Speaker:
Steve Teleki is software engineering executive, consultant, and mentor. He has over 20 years of experience in the software industry, including large enterprise products developed with distributed teams. He worked on software released to over 40 million customers worldwide. Steve is passionate about solving problems with great software on a schedule and budget that makes the project successful. He focuses on understanding, measuring, and improving individual, team, and organizational software development performance. He relentlessly works to improve cycle time while at the same time reducing post-release defects. Steve is Chairman Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, Austin Chapter. He can be reached at http://steven.teleki.net.