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Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Projects & Teams

Enough about Process, Let’s Use Patterns Prior Year Content

When new developers and testers join the company, we want them to learn the “way we do software here.” So we give them the “stone tablets”―the volumes of process documentation― to study. However, the problem is that the details in this documentation are primarily for beginners and don’t give practitioners what they need to perform at a high level. Paul McMahon has found a better way to achieve and sustain high performance—by focusing on common patterns that repeat in organizations to help practitioners make better decisions. Join Paul as he shares common software development patterns he has observed, questions practitioners should be asking, and tips and warnings to help them make better decisions. Take away practical and easy-to-use techniques to identify and communicate repeating patterns specific to your organization, patterns that can help less experienced practitioners learn faster and consistently perform at a higher level.

1.00 PMI® PDU
Paul E. McMahon
Paul E. McMahon, PEM Systems

Principal of PEM Systems, Paul E. McMahon has been an independent consultant/coach since 1997 helping organizations increase agility and process maturity. Paul has taught software engineering, conducted workshops on engineering processes and management, and published numerous articles and books including 15 Fundamentals for Higher Performance in Software Development and Integrating CMMI and Agile Development: Case Studies and Proven Techniques for Faster Performance Improvement. A Certified Scrum Master and Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Paul’s insights reflect twenty-four years of experience working for companies such as Link Simulation and Lockheed Martin. Reach Paul at [email protected].

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