Executive Council for Software Excellence (ECSE)

 Software Executive Summit


Peer-to-Peer Executive Discussions Focusing on Enterprise-Level Software Development Issues

For more than 10 years, the Construx Executive Forum (ECSE) has provided software executives with opportunities to network and explore executive-level software development issues. The ECSE facilitates candid, peer-to-peer executive exchanges and problem-solving discussions focused on technical leadership and management. The ECSE is hosted by Steve McConnell. The ECSE's goal is to facilitate sharing, analysis, and evaluation of members' experiences facing software-development challenges at the enterprise level.


ECSE membership is complimentary for qualified members. The nominal ECSE member is the top technical executive in his or her organization. Most ECSE members have responsibility for 100 technical staff or more. All members have multi-project span of control (i.e., responsibility for managing several managers or directors). The most important membership criteria is responsibility for software development at the enterprise level. Current and past members include top executives from Amazon.com, Avanade, Blue Nile, Boeing, Cisco, Costco, Disney, Expedia, F5, Honeywell, Microsoft, NBCNews.com, Nordstrom, Paccar, Philips, Safeco, Seattle University, Starbucks, and numerous other Seattle-area high tech companies.


These informally structured discussions are scheduled for the second Monday of each month from 5:00-7:00 pm at Construx's headquarters in downtown Bellevue. The ECSE targets fewer than 10 people present at each meeting so that the discussions can be highly interactive.

Joining the ECSE

If you are are interested in joining the ECSE (or if you know someone who would be interested), please contact the ECSE host, Steve McConnell.

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