Engineering the Future of Software
November 13–14, 2016: Training
November 14–16, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

Schedule: Business skills sessions

1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, 11/14/2016
Location: California East Level: Intermediate
Ken Power (Ken Power)
Average rating: ***..
(3.88, 8 ratings)
Ken Power presents a framework that helps architects navigate complexity and make better decisions, leading you through several activities to demonstrate practical and accessible tools and approaches, including sense making and the Cynefin framework, that lead to more resilient architectures, systems, and organizations. Read more.
8:15am–8:45am Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Location: Georgian
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
Jump-start your networking at Software Architecture by coming to Speed Networking on Tuesday morning before the keynotes begin. Bring your business cards and prepare a minute of patter about yourself, your projects, and your interests. Read more.
1:15pm–2:05pm Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Location: Tower Salon A Level: Intermediate
Michelle Brush (Cerner Corporation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 12 ratings)
Moving a system to a new architecture is a significant investment for an organization. To convince business leaders of the necessity, architects need to come armed with the right data and the right plan. Michelle Brush shares advice on how to make the case for architectural migration. Read more.
3:50pm–4:40pm Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Location: Tower Salon A Level: Non-technical
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 6 ratings)
You might know Conway's law, but do you know the Inverse Conway Maneuver? How your team is organized influences your architecture. Kevin Goldsmith explores why you should consider changing your organization to improve your architecture. Read more.
2:15pm–3:05pm Wednesday, 11/16/2016
Location: California East Level: Beginner
Tiffany Mikell (BSMdotCo)
Average rating: **...
(2.83, 6 ratings)
Most startups aren't able to hire an experienced application architect on day one. On day one, startup founders aren't even sure how many days the application upon which they are building a business will last. Tiffany Mikell shares how one mid-level developer was able to level up and make the solid architecture decisions necessary to build a successful SaaS tech startup. Read more.