KeyNotes

Keynotes are usually live (sometimes webcast), focused presentations on a focused agenda that take about 45 minutes to an hour. A perfect forum for keynotes is at a local PMI chapter evening event or at your conference.

 

To book keynotes with us, we are flexible to work with your organization as long as our expenses are covered. LSM's keynotes  take between 45 to 60 minutes to present and there are no limits to the number of attendees. (A keynote is also a great test drive before committing to a workshop.)

7 Deadly Habits of Ineffective Software Managers

Entertaining and good, loved the comic giveaway.

— John A.

7 Deadly Habits of Ineffective Software Managers

About 1 hour of instruction

Keynote code: KN-7DH

 

Synopsis

Presented as a series of case studies, these all-too-real situations can be difficult to know how to prevent and handle. Whether you are an experienced manager or just starting out in management, you'll take away valuable tips and techniques for avoiding software management deadly habits.

 

Upcoming public classes

Being scheduled

 

Agenda

- Habit 1: Releasing a Product Before It is Ready

- Habit 2: Hiring Someone Who is Not Quite Qualified (but Who Everyone Likes)

- Habit 3: Making Every Decision a Consensus Decision

- Habit 4: Promising Developers Incentives

- Habit 5: Delegating Absolute Control to a Project Manager

- Habit 6: Taking Too Long to Negotiate Feature Sets and Schedules

- Habit 7: Ignoring a Process in Order to Release Quickly

 

Fees

No fee: Usually sponsored by host (PMI local chapter)

Bonus for every attendee:

 

 

Everyone gets a full-color comix on the seven deadly habits!

 

Introduction to Agile Project Management

I got many new insights that I was not expecting.

— James M.

Introduction to Agile Project Management

About 1 hour of instruction

Keynote code: KN-FAP

 

Synopsis

This introductory class bridges the gap between project management fundamentals and agile software development. By examining the strengths and weaknesses of modern-day software development processes, you’ll learn why the movement to agile (Scrum) is taking off and becoming the best way to give the customer the right features, reduce project risk, and deliver projects on schedule.

You will learn enough information to take the next step towards adopting a more agile, iterative method of project management.

 

Upcoming public classes

Being scheduled

 

Agenda

- Is a New Process Methodology Needed?

- Introduction to Agile Thinking

- Overview of the Scrum Workflow

 

Fees

No fee: Usually sponsored by host (PMI local chapter)

7 Successful Habits of Effective Software Leaders

Thought it was great. I liked the open discussions and very helpful.

— John C.

7 Successful Habits of Effective Software Leaders

About 1 hour of instruction

Keynote code: KN-7SH

 

Synopsis

It is easy to find a million ways that software managers can fail with their teams and their projects. We've prioritized seven pragmatic leadership tips and techniques that can help build great teams that consistently deliver great projects. These habits are so simple you can put them into practice immediately.

 

Upcoming public classes

Being scheduled

 

Agenda

- Habit 1: Don't Use Project Management Jargon or Impose Useless Process

- Habit 2: Your Job Is to Make Everyone Else's Job Easier

- Habit 3: Project Leadership Is Better Than Project Management

- Habit 4: Assume You Are At Risk of Losing Your Staff

- Habit 5: Never Sacrifice Quality, Design in Quality Instead

- Habit 6: Be Realistic in Planning Project Schedules

- Habit 7: Dramatically Simplify Your Communication

 

Fees

No fee: Usually sponsored by host (PMI local chapter)

Leading Software Quality Maniacs

Attended his keynote this morning, great job and very insightful!

— Jeff B.

Leading Software Quality Maniacs

About 1 hour of instruction

Keynote code: KN-LSM

 

Synopsis

Although the title specifies "software" and the examples are primarily geared towards software development/IT, these leadership lessons are presented in a humorous fashion with an emphasis on QUALITY product delivery. Every attendee should learn at least one tip that they can put to immediate use.

 

Upcoming public classes

Being scheduled

 

Agenda

- Effectively manage everyone's time

- Are you really committed to quality?

- You could communicate better!

- Retain your best employees

- Scheduling without pain

 

Fees

No fee: Usually sponsored by host (PMI local chapter)

 

 

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