2009 ECSE Meeting Topics Announced

  1. Posted on January 7, 2009 1:51:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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The 2009 Executive Council for Software Excellence (ECSE) meeting topics have been announced. They are:

January
  • Successful Leadership in Software Development
 
February
  • Overcoming a Legacy of Poor Quality
 
March
  • Organizational Structures
 
April
  • Accelerating Organizational Change
 
May
  • Working Effectively with the Executive Team
 
June
  • Working with Distributed/Offshore Teams
 
July
  • The Business of Software Development
 
August
  • Game Night: Software Project Simulation Board Games (Bellevue)
    Summer break (dial-in)
 
September
  • Legacy Systems Issues: Support vs. development, managing technical debt, deciding when to rework and when to replace
 
October
  • Improving Productivity
 
November
  • Succeeding in Heterogenous Development Environments: Agile + Waterfall
 
December
  • Project Portfolio Management
 

The ECSE meets in-person in Bellevue, Washington the second Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00 pm, Pacific Time and via teleconference the Friday following the second Monday of each month from 11:00 am-12:00 noon, Eastern time (8:00-9:00 am Pacific time).

ECSE members are software executives and senior managers who have multi-project responsibility, typically with staffs of 100+. You can see more details at the ECSE Website (you'll need a free login to access this website). If you're interested in joining the group, please contact me.

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Steve McConnell

Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars, and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds.

Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software development book of the year.

Steve has served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project, and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.

Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software engineering from Seattle University.
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