Nebraska.Code() Sessions tagged project management

Recipe for Innovation - Beyond the Ingredients

Innovation is the holy grail of software today. Everyone wants to come out with the next disruptive technology, butwhy do some organizations struggle to reach this creative nirvanawhile others make it look so easy? To better understand this phenomenon, we'll look to the kitchen. Example: You can have all of the ingredients to make a cake, but if you mix them in a cereal bowl and put it in a meat smoker you won't be pulling out anything tasty out any time soon. This is because a recipe involves much more than just the ingredients. Software is surprisingly similar--even with talented people and great ideas you will struggle if you don't have the correct tools and environment. Let's peel back the onion and explore what really makes a team Agile and innovative!

Speaker

Eric Reichwaldt

Eric Reichwaldt

President, Shyft Solutions LLC

Top 10 Development Behaviors of High Performing Teams

In Design Studio, we manage nearly 30 projects a year made up of student development teams. We want all of our projects to be successful and for all of the students to learn how to work appropriately in a development environment. One goal of our projects is to prepare developers to be successful members of software development teams by exposing them to behaviors that are associated with building and releasing high-quality software products. Therefore, we promote and require certain activities related to "good" development behaviors across all of the teams. We have a core list of 10 behaviors/activties that are required. I will go over these 10 behaviors during this session explaining what the behavior/activity is and talk about why it is important. I will also review how we evaluate teams based on these behaviors and what we are looking for with each of them.

Attendees will leave knowing the 10 required development behaviors/activities we teach to all Design Studio project teams and why we feel they are important to the success of our projects and the education of our students.

Speaker

Jeremy Suing

Jeremy Suing

Design Studio Project Manager, UNL - Raikes School

Become a Better Leader with Lego

Former Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, famously talked about, "Known knowns," "known unknowns," and "unknown unknowns." We will use Lego to demonstrate what Rummy was talking about and why understanding the five contexts of Cynefin (pronounced ku-nev-in) will help you understand situations before deciding how to best manage them. As a bonus, you will learn about teamwork, communication and chaos while building with everyone's favorite childhood toy.

Speakers

Keil Wilson

Keil Wilson

IT Enterprise Business Applications Architect, Nelnet