2011 Executive Discussion Topics Announced

  1. Posted on February 3, 2011 4:54:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
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Here are the ECSE group's Discussion topics for 2011:

January
  • Job Market 2011: Compensation, Recruiting, and Retention Issues
February
  • Organizational Structures
March
  • Motivating Software Development Teams
April
  • Issues for Software Development in Hardware-Centric Environments
May
  • The Cloud's Impact on Software Development
June
  • Scaling Agile
July
  • Software Security Issues
August
  • Summer Break  
September
  • Working with Software Business Partners
October
  • Managing Maintenance and Sustaining Engineering
November
  • Working with the Data Center
December
  • Design-Driven vs. Engineering-Driven Software Product Development

In-person ECSE discussions in Bellevue are open to Seattle-area software executives who have multi-project span of responsibility and nominally oversee 100 or more technical staff. If you're interested in participating, please contact me. Dial-in discussions are open to executives world-wide who have attended Construx's annual Software Executive Summit or by invitation to qualified executives on a space-available basis. If you or an executive you work with is interested in either of these groups, please get in touch.

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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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