Soft Skills

Room 304

BUSINESS vs DEVELOPERS

Dzenis Softic

Dzenis Softic

Clickbooth

Business vs Developers I will shares some of my experience on managing software development with two points of view - Business and Developers. Very often, on the surface, these two sides seems to be always in some kind of fight, e.g. Business wants things done as fast as possible and worry about issues later, while Developers don't want to wake up in middle of night to fix the servers, so they want to focus high quality products working on exciting features with no timeline. I will also explain how to create documentation for software development that both business and developers can understand and finally, explain that even with all of our differences, both business and developers want the same thing - a successful company. The main goal of the speech is to show to both business and developers how to communicate in software development projects. It's an expansion to this article https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/08/25/why-communication-between-your-business-and-development-teams-is-so-crucial/#63f8a3b3475f


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 304)
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Product Development Through Customer Interview

Michael W. Ritchie

Michael W. Ritchie

Germinal

i.e. Talking to Humans Considering creating a new startup, developing a new product, or new division? This session offers concrete examples of how to recruit candidates, conduct interviews, and how to prioritize learning from customers through listening. Don't waste your time building products that the customer may not want.


Advanced
Soft Skills (Room 304)
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Leadership For Developers

Sean Davis

Sean Davis

AgileThought

Leadership and management are commonly mistaken as the same thing, which can hamper your success not only in your career but in your personal life and even in your community. Leadership occurs at all levels of the organization but can sometimes be challenging in certain team formations. In this session, we will focus on developer challenges around becoming a leader in your team and organization. Learn how to create and capitalize on opportunities as a leader in a developer role and how to get the most out of your time, foster stronger and more meaningful relationships, create valuable feedback loops, and how to develop and mentor others responsibly. This session will focus on simplicity and common business practices used by some of the largest organizations in the world. See how meritocracy, increasing organizational thought diversity, developing paint drip skills, collaborating cross-functionally and cultural influence can make a significant impact in all areas of your life.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 304)
01:00 PM - 01:50 PM

Improving Agile Processes Through the Developer and QA Relationship

Angelica Gergely

Angelica Gergely

WebstaurantStore

This session will delve into creating a healthy, working relationship between developers and quality assurance engineers. It will also discuss the positive impact on Agile processes.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 304)
02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

IT Auditing, Control, and Compliance

Jay-Evan J. Tevis

Jay-Evan J. Tevis

Keiser University

This session is designed for anyone who is a chief technology officer, IT manager, or software engineering team lead. The session answers the questions about what goals your IT department should be pursuing and what processes and enablers can make those goals achievable. The session describes information systems audit, control, and compliance concepts from both a management perspective and a governance perspective. The session introduces the fundamentals of IT auditing and assurance methodologies within the COBIT 5 business framework. The session describes why controls and audits are important for IT and illustrates how they are all driven by stakeholder needs, enterprise goals, IT-related goals and enabler goals.


Advanced
Soft Skills (Room 304)
03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Gilda Alvarez

Gilda Alvarez

Gilda Alvarez

Deloitte

Data is the new currency. Let take a look at the different career options in Database technologies and how do you navigate to jump on the Goldrush adventure.


Beginner
Soft Skills (Room 304)
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM