Indy.Code() Sessions tagged project management

Finishing the Projects you Start

Building Your First Desktop App

Though I am a software developer, this is a general-purpose talk and applicable to anyone (not just programmers). The talk covers effective learning, defining scope, phases of a project, the differences between academic, résumé, & passion projects and how to convert them from one to another.

This is the most requested talk from the members of the Free Code Camp Indy meetup group and has also been given as a university lecture at IUPUI.

The speaker for this talk has completed over 200 projects in the past two years ranging from short 1-day projects, to multi-year long endeavors. He'll be sharing his experiences and tips, along with answering questions.

Speaker

Jared Wilcurt

Jared Wilcurt

Senior Developer, World Wide Technology

Take Back Project Sanity: The Kanban Journey

Kanban is just sticky notes on a whiteboard, right? Actually, there’s more to this methodology than you might think. Kanban harnesses the power of visual information to turn your team’s work into brain candy (or bacon). Visualization is only the beginning.

Whether you work in software development, operations, or professional cat wrangling, Kanban can help you continuously improve your process (yes, you have one!). That can help your team boost things like delivery speed, predictability, and quality.

In this fun and entertaining talk, you’ll learn the core principles and practices of Kanban, as well as how to maximize its potential to evolve how you, your team, and your organization works.

Speaker

David Neal

David Neal

Software Developer, Joyent

Real Agile for Real Software

As the agile revolution continues, more and more companies are wanting to “Do Agile”. Most companies don’t even know why, they just see and hear about other companies having successes. They hire a consultant, who is teaching the “flavor of the day” agile process and pay lots of money for books, tools and training. Most of the time, with limited success.

In this talk, I will explain what Agile software development is meant to be all about. I’ll tell you a bunch of stories about common mistakes I see companies making as they try to become more agile, and what you can do to avoid or overcome these mistakes. In the end, you should leave with a better understanding of the nature of building software in an agile way and maybe even had a few laughs along the way.

Speaker

Lee Brandt

Lee Brandt

Developer Advocate, Okta