Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

How to get the best out of your team as a software architect

Bulama Yusuf (Intellectual Apps)
16:5017:40 Monday, 29 October 2018
Leadership skills
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
Average rating: ****.
(4.27, 15 ratings)

Who is this presentation for?

  • Team leads and software architects

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Experience working on or leading a team

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to understand people on a team, really connect with them, and confidently lead a team


As people with strong technical backgrounds, we know how to get most out of the tools and devices we use, but this doesn’t necessarily guarantee best results on a team. Humans are hard to understand and predict, and this is more pronounced for technical people who are comfortable having total control at a computer. This isn’t a problem until they accidentally become leaders.

Practice they say makes perfect but only if you practice the right thing.

Bulama Yusuf explores proven ways to communicate and connect with a team as a software architect, ensuring that your team is working at its best. You’l learn useful approaches and techniques for understanding people and inspiring them to bring their A-game to the team.

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Bulama Yusuf

Intellectual Apps

Bulama Yusuf is the founder and chief software architect at Intellectual Apps. An enthusiastic application developer with over six years’ experience building applications, Bulama has built and deployed several cloud-connected mobile applications, including an application that lets users engrave their signatures at places they visit and an application that monitors and reports the electricity status of a given location. Bulama has entered and won several mobile application building contests, including the Google Android Challenge for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Samsung Mobile Application Development Challenge. He has also led several web development teams that built customized solutions for specific clients. Bulama’s core interests are cloud computing and mobile application development, and he has a keen interest in understanding how systems work and building them. He recently picked up a new hobby: programming microcontrollers. Bulama holds a number of certifications, including the Sun Certified Web Component Developer, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, and he has experience with a wide range of technologies. He has led numerous training sessions within and outside Nigeria and is the current coordinator for the Google developer group and Java user group in Abuja.