Session Details

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Engineering Managers  

Level :
Intermediate
Date :
10:45 AM Sunday
Room :
Town Square B
Track :
Management
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Presentation

How do I handle an unreasonable boss? What if I don't trust my team to deliver good code? How can I improve your team's attitude about agile? Why do I have so many bugs???

In this unscripted format, speakers from the Management and Agile tracks answer audience questions. Bring your toughest questions about agile, management, leadership, careers, terrible bosses and the pains of moving from Programmer to Manager.

Feeling shy? Email your question advance to Ron@RonLichty.com

The Speaker(s)

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Ron Lichty

Ron Lichty has been managing and, more recently, consulting in managing software development and product organizations for over 25 years. Before that, as a programmer, he coded compiler code generators, was awarded patents for compression and security algorithms he designed and coded for embedded microcontroller devices, wrote two widely used programming texts, and developed the computer animation demo that Apple used to launch and sell a next-generation line of PCs. The primary focus of his consulting practice has mirrored what he did as a manager: untangling the knots in software development. As Ron Lichty Consulting, he takes on fractional Interim VP Engineering and Acting CTO roles, trains teams in scrum, transitions teams to agile, trains managers in managing software people and teams, and advises organizations and coaches teams to make their software development “hum.” His 450-page book, Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams, was recently released as video training - LiveLessons: Managing Software People and Teams - both from Pearson and on O’Reilly’s Safari Network. He also co-authors the biannual Study of Product Team Performance.

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Mickey W. Mantle

Mickey has been developing software systems and products for over 40 years, as a systems programmer, Tech Lead, Manager, VP Engineering, CTO, COO, and now CEO/CTO of his own company. During this time he has contributed to several notable companies, including computer graphics pioneer Evans & Sutherland (E&S), Pixar, Broderbund Software, and Gracenote – always in a technical leadership role. He continues developing software at Wanderful (see wanderfulstorybooks.com), developing and publishing Apps for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. Working with co-author Ron Lichty, they wrote the book “Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams”. Published by Addison Wesley, this book distills their experience of over 70 combined years developing software and managing programmers and has received many accolades including being favorably compared to The Mythical Man Month and Peopleware (see managingtheunmanageable.net).
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Tammy Baker

Tammy has held a number of executive and management roles over the past 15 years, including vice president of engineering Cantaloupe Systems, vice president of engineering at Untangle, Inc., and vice president of engineering at E-Color. More recently, Tammy is vice president of engineering and CSO for Cantaloupe Systems which was recently acquired by USA Technologies.
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