Topconf Tallinn 2017


Managing Software Development

Agile, Scrum, DevOps, Kanban, Lean, Theory of contraints, Beyond Projects/NoProjects, Risk management, Prioritization, Planning, Estimation, Evaluation, Communication (internal and external), Collaboration, Teams, Motivation, Culture, Coaching/Mentoring

IT has changed beyond recognition, yet we are still challenged with developing and deploying software products in an acceptably timely, affordable, and predictable way. There's no single best practice but a box of organisational 'tools' that serve differing goals and it's up to you to decide which tools will work in your environment. So which tools should you choose and how should you use them? Do traditional temporary projects work for you, or do you prefer more product-oriented permanent teams? Before you can develop software, you have to develop a way of working with a team of motivated individuals. Learn about concepts, principles and practices that have worked for other organisations, and decide how you can adapt them to work for you.  


Simona Bonghez

Colors in Projects
Simona Bonghez, Ph.D.- Author and speaker, Owner of Colors in Projects. Although she has an IT background, Simona’s professional path moved slowly towards training and consultancy. She has over 20 years’ experience in delivering training and consulting More

Mark Smalley

The IT Paradigmologist
ASL BiSL Foundation
Mark Smalley is an IT Management Consultant at Smalley. IT and is specialized in application management and business information management. He is affiliated with the non-profit ASL BiSL Foundation, APMG International, GamingWorks and Pink Elephant. Mark More