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Outsourcing Product Development

8/6/2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 and retain a great developer, to specify the software efficiently and 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.

TAKEAWAYS

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

None.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Peter Bell Photo

Peter Bell

Founder/CTO,

speakgeek.co

Peter is a regular presenter at national and international conferences on ruby, nodejs, NoSQL (especially MongoDB and neo4j), cloud computing, software craftsmanship, java, groovy, javascript, and requirements and estimating. He is on the program committee for Code Generation in Cambridge, England and the Domain Specific Modeling workshop at SPLASH (was ooPSLA) and reviews and shepherds proposals for the BCS SPA conference.

He has presented at a range of conferences including DLD conference, ooPSLA, QCon, 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 and 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 and 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 and co-organizes the Domain Driven Design and Grails meetups.

He is a regular instructor at General Assembly in New York. His presentations cover managing software development, NoSQL, mobile development, Javascript development, Twitter Bootstrap and Javascript frameworks.

REFUND POLICY

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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