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

Schedule: Leadership skills sessions

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13:1514:05 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Anti-Pattern, Case Study
Fahran Wallace (OpenCredo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Fahran Wallace explores the intersection of programming, architecture, and psychology through the medium of funny-in-retrospect memories, borrowed war stories, and attempts to avoid people swearing at her design choices five years later. Read more.
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15:5016:40 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Maggie Carroll (Ausley)
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(1.50, 2 ratings)
Software architects and enterprise architects work with a variety of roles, and often the deep technical work is performed by other application architects or solutions architects. Maggie Carroll shares useful skills and actionable techniques for creating a new architecture function and leading other architects in developing a system of systems. Read more.
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16:5017:40 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
Bulama Yusuf (Intellectual Apps)
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(1.50, 2 ratings)
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. 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. Read more.
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13:1514:05 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 3 ratings)
Communicating about architecture to non-IT and business stakeholders is a valuable skill for architects. After all, many architectural decisions are made by others, so they need to be informed with clear, honest, intelligible, and helpful information and advice. Jochem Schulenklopper shares theory and practical tips on eight facets of the visual communication of architecture. Read more.
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14:1515:05 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Hands-on
Mlungisi Duma (First National Bank)
Most architectural designs are rejected by stakeholders or teams, in part because they didn't participate in creating the solution. Mlungisi Duma shares useful techniques for involving business expects in architecture design and the software development life cycle. You'll also learn how to convince the IT team to buy in to the new design without too much resistance or friction. Read more.
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15:5016:40 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Secondary topics:  Case Study, Overview
Michael Van Kleeck (Mozilla)
How can Mozilla evolve its products and capabilities to serve the global, human-driven internet of the future? The company is guided by its mission and supported by the capabilities of its staff and community. Michael Van Kleeck dives into how Mozilla uses its version of enterprise architecture to wisely explore, evaluate, and pivot to and from future opportunities. Read more.
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16:5017:40 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents)
Secondary topics:  Theoretical
Rotem Hermon (SAP)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
We developers and architects are a major force influencing software, technology, and the world it creates. If we really want to create a better world, we need to open our eyes to the link between ethics and software. Rotem Hermon discusses ethical challenges related to technology, sense of self, politics, and truth and explains what we can do about it. Read more.
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9:0012:30 Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Seth Dobbs (HS2 Solutions)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
Communication is not an optional soft skill for architects. It's essential to your success. You may have the most brilliant ideas, but if you're ineffective in communicating their value or if you can't obtain buy-in from your stakeholders, you won't be successful. Seth Dobbs shares a process for effectively shaping and communicating your solutions to different stakeholders. Read more.