For those Project Managers or Scrum Masters managing technical software development projects – learning via two free, on demand webcasts by Steve McConnell and Construx Software will be time well spent.
You may already be familiar with Steve McConnell’s books Code Complete; Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules; Software Project Survival Guide; Professional Software Development; and Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art.
This year I was extremely fortunate to attend several Construx boot camps and seminars – and I highly recommend their course content and trainers.
And – Construx is a recognized provider registered with the PMI Registered Educational Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.); and seminar attendees will receive/can claim Professional Development Units (PDUs) for completing each PMI Registered course. :)
Construx Software currently offers 2 free webinars worth 1 PDU each:
|WEBINAR – 10 DEADLY SINS OF SOFTWARE ESTIMATION
The average project overruns its planned budget and schedule by 50-80 percent. In practice, little work is done that could truly be called “estimation.” Many projects are scheduled using a combination of legitimate business targets and liberal doses of wishful thinking. In this talk, award-winning author Steve McConnell presents 10 of the worst ways estimates go wrong, and presents time-tested rules of thumb for dramatically improving estimation accuracy.
|WEBINAR – RIGHT SIZING AGILE DEVELOPMENT
Agile development has now been in use for almost a decade. Why use Agile methods? What are the strengths of Agile? What are some common failure modes? What other lessons has the software industry learned about Agile development? In this talk, Steve McConnell–author of Code Complete, Rapid Development, and other software industry classics and CEO of Construx Software–draws on Construx’s extensive consulting work to dissect Agile development. McConnell names the Agile practices that have worked well for Construx’s clients, describes the failure modes of Agile practices that have failed to live up to the hype, and explains how to right size Agile development for your organization.
ALSO – Danube Technology just added a new free Scrum-focused Project Management webinar worth 1 PDU, which can only be viewed LIVE from 11 am – 12noon Pacific Standard Time, on Tuesday, November 24:
|November 24, 2009||11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Standard TIME||Estimation: Story Sizes and Related Topics||Register|
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