About This Workshop
Whether you're outsourcing or hiring your own development team, this three-hour workshop will run you through key skills required to find & retain a great developer, to specify the software efficiently & to manage the software development process effectively. This includes having consistently have release-able code that continues to improve, but that is always ready to launch at a moment's notice.
Learn how to tell how great a developer is even if you can't read or write code
Sell your project in a way that'll make great developers more likely to take the project
Give a development team the specifications they need without overwhelming them with unimportant details
Keep tabs on your developers, working with them to quickly reduce the risk in your project
Prereqs & Preparation
About the Instructor
Peter is founder & CTO of Speak Geek. He teaches business people to more effectively hire & manage developers - even if they don't know how to code. He also provides help with coming up with mobile strategies, lean product development & specifying software & provides due diligence on engineers & outsourcing companies.
He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon (New York, San Francisco & Shanghai), RubyNation, SpringOne2GX, Code Generation, Practical Product Lines, the British Computer Society Software Practices Advancement conference, DevNexus, cf.Objective(), CF United, Scotch on the Rocks, WebDU, WebManiacs, UberConf, the Rich Web Experience & the No Fluff Just Stuff Enterprise Java tour.
He has been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks, Information Week, Methods & Tools, Mashed Code, NFJS the Magazine & GroovyMag. He's currently writing a book on managing software development for Pearson.
He is an organizer of the CTO School - an organization in NYC devoted to creating the next generation of technical leaders. He also organizes the node.js meetup in New York & co-organizes the Domain Driven Design & Grails meetups.