The conference will be interesting for Team Leads, Project or Engineering Managers, who want to refine their skills in Project and Team management, but also we’ll be glad to see the participants who just start to develop themselves in this way. Deep dive into Project, Team & People Management functions and activities in examples, experience exchange and networking in the breaks will be an excellent opportunity to grow as a professional and lead your team or project to success.;-)
09:30 - 10:00
Registration & welcome coffee, networking
10:00 - 10:15
Conference official opening
10:15 - 11:15
Constant changes are something that always happen when you're working in IT, and perhaps not only in IT. Proper implementation and change management is a valuable knowledge that should have each manager.
Each manager who wants his project to be successful, sooner or later confronted with the fact that he needed to make changes in the processes, in the tasks that are performed on projects, in the structure of his team or organization. Maybe there are a lot of areas where changes are required, but the goal is always the same - to achieve the best results by doing things differently.
In my presentation, I will share the methodology of implementation changes recommended by MBA Open University Business School. Program is certified by international organizations such as the AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB.
I’ll share with you some of my real experience in implementing changes on multiple projects. I hope it will be helpful for you, and will give ability to make your project more successful.
I’m looking forward to see you all on my presentation. Do not afraid of changes - Know how to manage them!
11:15 - 12:00
«Common mistakes in communication with a customer: mindset and practices that allow to avoid them» by Victor Bogomolov
Communication and work with customers may be quite stressful. The root of all evil are mistakes that managers make in communication and behavior.
I’d like to share my experience in building long-term relationships with customers.
Also I’ll tell about mindset and practices, which I elaborated when facing with these mistakes and working with different clients.
You’ll learn from the presentation:
- How to win trust?
- What makes the reputation of a professional?
- How many solutions does a customer expect to get?
- How to speak the same language with your client?
- Is it acceptable to argue with a customer?
12:00 - 12:15
Coffee break and networking
12:15 - 13:00
Tracking project progress and it’s average result in all lifecycle phases until the end is very important – regardless of whether you’re managing it by yourself or someone is delivering it for you.
If you’re operations manager, you should track dynamics of processes in order to react with changes for reaching optimization goals or getting your processes more effective.
In this talk we’ll discuss ways to build metrics and KPIs: how they can be used as tools; best and worst practices; which metrics should you choose for yourself and what should you do if you’re about to be measured
13:00 - 13:45
Usually outsourcing teams and part of teams that “own” product do not want to be involved in Beta programs “Why do we need this additional staff, we have a lot of work besides it”. Guys, you are wrong! The session is based on a real story of onsite beta visit. We will discuss what you can do/say and what you should not do/say. Also I will share benefits that you/team can receive from beta execution.
13:45 - 14:45
It is hard to find a person in IT community without Scrum/Kanban or other Agile frameworks theoretical knowledge or practical experience. On real projects it is not always possible to implement pure "Vanilla Scrum". By the way the customer would like to have answers to important for him questions like forecasts and budgeting. We should take into consideration that we will need to work not with one small team which consists of 5-9 persons – but with 5-9 such teams and due to this plenty of issues appears. That is why it is fully natural that Scrum adaptation for using it on the big projects appeared. During our session we will talk about SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) as an option for scalability problem as well as share real practical experience of its implementation on real project.
14:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:00
What's the "must" for successful IT project nowadays? - it should be definitely a team! But what are the criteria for successful IT project, when requirements are constantly changing, timelines are pressing and customer is really concerned about every detail in terms of quality? - yeah, now that's a team of professionals! :) So what do we mean under "professionalism", while requiting the staff? How to understand who's this candidate and what's the price of a "hiring mistake"? What are the requirements to the candidates in modern IT? How to spend objective minimum amount of time and other resources for hiring proper specialist? What are the criteria for decision making and what can I recommend to the interviewers - let's discuss all of that in this talk.
The subject should be interesting to DEV & QA managers (including their substitutes), project managers, technical leads and other professionals involved into the hiring process.
17:00 - 17:30
After weeks or months of agonizing and painful interviews you finally have chosen a new team member. What it`s next? How to make him useful* from the first days of working? How to shorten the period of adaptation and training to minimum?
17:30 - 17:45
Coffee break and networking
17:45 - 18:15
How to release successfully in Enterprise? To find the answer, we need to discuss about main points: initial planning, persistent tracking of process, quality analysis. If we have the integration, how and when we need to verify it? Implementing automation – fast success or a long way? Decrease the scope of work or postpone the release date – is there a silver bullet? And surely we’ll talk on the analysis of mistakes and using it to improve the next release.
18:15 - 18:45
There are a lot of successful stories of new approaches implementation in software teams. These stories are different, with good scenario, talented actors and happy end.
But there is a dark side, full of failures, tears and screams. That stories are boring and usually are being finished with common conclusions that project manager (Scrum Master, etc.) was an incredible zero or a team consisted of stupid Pokemons.
Even after passing a lot of trainings, gaining certificates and reading plenty of books we might face with issue of providing newest things or best practices. Aren't we clever or patiently enough? Do people around us really fool? The truth is out there…
18:45 - 19:00
Conference official closing & Prize drawing