People, IT, and you

When: 13th Dec 2017, 19:00 - 13th Dec 2017, 21:00
Where: Fulton A, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9NZ
Town/City: Brighton
Organiser: BCS Sussex Branch
Price: Free and open to all.
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7.00pm Food and Drink, 7.30pm Meeting, finish by 9.00pm

When technology change fails, it's rarely for technical reasons. Many of those failures are rooted in human behaviour and the way people work together. This talk explores the effect of the social context of the technology you deploy, where things can go wrong, and what you can do about it. It'll help you design better systems which result in happier users.

We'll revisit Conway's Law and how it relates to modern ITSM practice. We'll look at which kind of environments foster successful IT projects, and which do not. Finally, we'll discuss some approaches to deal with issues you may encounter now and in the future.

There will be a half hour talk and a chance for questions afterwards.

About the Speaker:

Matthew is an IT manager, entrepreneur, and student of psychology. He has worked in the commercial, education, and third sector. His current project is Meaningbit, a startup which improves the way organisations work by understanding how people really get their jobs done.

http://www.meaningbit.com

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