Managing Software Technology

Date:
Friday 10 April 2015 (1 day course)

Time:
8.45am for 9.00am - Finishing around 4.30pm

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Cost:
BCS Members: Free of charge
Non-Members: £40.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

If you book, and are unable to attend, please cancel your booking via the BCS site and also contact Soheir Ghallab soheirg@hotmail.com, who is our committee member looking after Tom’s courses. There is normally a waiting list for Tom’s courses.

Speakers:
Tom Gilb Hon FBCS and Kai Gilb

Description:

Please bring if possible, a laptop or tablet etc so you can access fully the presentation.

Overview: Managing Software Technology: Practical Tools

for Managers of Project Managers and up. Large Project Managers, CTOs, Programme Managers

Contents:

a. Contracting for Results: No Cure No Pay

b. Technical Policies for Managing Software

c. Some Technical Areas that are weak and how to avoid or manage them

d. Some simple standards to manage the work flow

* Project Startup Week

* The Evo Project Management Process: Value Delivery Agile

e. How to quantify any critical performance or quality objective for your organization or a project

f. How to estimate, and how to keep estimated promises

g. How to plan your organization: objectives, strategies and evolution of change.

h. Your current questions and answers. Your current organizational problems.

i. How to connect your client business needs with the technical world of the software technologist, quantitatively

j. Risk Management; practical tools and devices

k. Intelligent Dynamic Prioritization of tasks, based on maximum value for money.

About Speakers: Tom Gilb and Kai Gilb

Tom Gilb and Kai Gilb have, together with many professional friends and clients, personally developed the Agile methods they teach. The methods have been developed over five decades of practice all over the world in both small companies and projects, as well as in the largest companies and projects. Their website www.Gilb.com/downloads offers free papers, slides, and cases about Agile and other subjects.

There are many organisations, and individuals, who use some or all of their methods. IBM and HP were two early corporate-wide adopters (1980, 1988). Recently (2012) over 15,000 engineers at Intel have voluntarily adopted the Planguage requirements specification methods; in addition to practicing to a lesser extent Evo, Spec QC and other Gilb methods. Many other multinationals are in various phases of adopting and practicing the Gilb methods. Many smaller companies also use the methods. They have advised top management at UK Companies on Business Agile in 2013 and earlier.

Tom Gilb

Tom is the author of nine published books, and hundreds of papers on Agile and related subjects. His latest book ‘Competitive Engineering’ (CE) is a detailed handbook on the standards for the 'Evo' (Evolutionary) Agile Method, and also for Agile Spec QC. The CE book also, uniquely in the Agile community, defines an Agile Planning Language, called 'Planguage' for Quality Value Delivery Management. His 1988 book, Principles of Software Engineering Management (now in 20th Printing) is the publicly acknowledged source of inspiration from leaders in the Agile community (Beck, Highsmith, and many more), regarding iterative and incremental development methods. Research (Larman, Southampton University) has determined that Tom was the earliest published source campaigning for Agile methods (Evo) for IT and Software. His first 20-sprint agile (Evo) incremental value delivery project was done in 1960, in Oslo.

Tom has guest lectured at universities all over UK, Europe, China, India, USA, Korea - and has been a keynote speaker at dozens of technical conferences internationally. He did his first TEDx talk in Trondheim in 2013.

Tom is an Honorary Fellow of the BCS.

Kai Gilb

Kai Gilb has partnered with Tom in developing these ideas, holding courses and practicing them with clients since 1992. He coaches managers and product owners, writes papers, develops the courses, and is writing his own book, ‘Evo – Evolutionary Project Management & Product Development.’

Tom & Kai work well as a team, they approach the art of teaching their common methods somewhat differently. Consequently the students benefit from two different styles.