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Calendar

2017

 

OOP

OOP Conference “Software Meets Business”-  Germany 2017
Jan 30- Feb 3  Agile Estimating, Benchmarking, and Release Planning with Michael Mah

 


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Michael Mah Keynote speaker and Agile workshop at QAI Quest 2017 April 3-7

 



2016

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Managing Deadlines and Scope Creep with Practical Benchmarking and Estimation Techniques

PSQT AUGUST 14-19 2016 SAN DIEGO CA

Michael Mah Managing Partner QSM Associates, Inc.

How can you compare the productivity and quality you achieve across the span of your projects—whether agile, waterfall, or outsourced? Join Michael Mah to learn about schedule, quality, and defect metric trends and how these patterns behave on real projects. Learn how to use your own data to move from sketches on a whiteboard to understand your own project trends for productivity, time-to-market, and defect rates. Using real-world case studies, Michael offers a practical, expert view of software measurement, showing you these metrics in action. With hands-on exercises, learn how to use these techniques to make your own comparisons for time, cost, and quality. Working in pairs, calculate productivity metrics using the templates Michael employs in his consulting practice. Leverage these metrics to make the case for changing to more agile practices and creating realistic project commitments within your organization. Take back new ways for communicating to key decision makers the value of implementing agile development practices. psqtconference.com



2015

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Passion: What Software Teams and Executives Can Learn from Eco-Pirates
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm

In the Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove, a fleet of hunting boats off the coast of Japan ambush migrating dolphins at sea and drive them into a cove, where they’re captured for the theme park industry or killed for food. Fighting to stop this atrocity is Sea Shepherd, a marine wildlife conservation NGO made famous in the Animal Planet TV series, Whale Wars. Michael Mah says that technology teams can learn a lot from the passion and self-organizing attributes of environmental activists/eco-pirates. He explores how wildlife conservation teams channel a powerful sense of purpose, practice leadership, use social media, create transparency, build trust, and use metrics and data to command the world’s attention. Hear Michael’s take on what passionate teams muster to move the needle toward a tipping point, in both software and in environmental conservation. Discover lessons that your teams can take from activists in the conservation movement to create technology and manage projects in a way that is truly game-changing.

MA Practical Agile Measurement: Benchmarking to Chart Project Trends
Monday, November 9, 2015 – 8:30am – 5:00pm

How can you compare the productivity and quality you achieve across the span of your projects—whether agile, waterfall, or outsourced? Join Michael Mah to learn about schedule, quality, and defect metric trends and how these patterns behave on real projects. Learn how to use your own data to move from sketches on a whiteboard to understand your own project trends for productivity, time-to-market, and defect rates. Using recent, real-world case studies, Michael offers a practical, expert view of software measurement, showing you these metrics in action. With hands-on exercises, learn how to use these techniques to make your own comparisons for time, cost, and quality. Working in pairs, calculate productivity metrics using the templates Michael employs in his consulting practice. Leverage these metrics to make the case for changing to more agile practices and creating realistic project commitments within your organization. Take back new ways for communicating to key decision makers the value of implementing agile development practices.


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Passion: What Software Teams and Executive Leadership Might Learn About Creating Lasting Change from … Eco-pirates
Oct 15, NY SPIN New York, NY


SQTM

International Conference on Software Quality and Test Management
San Diego, California September 13-18, 2015

Keynote speaker Michael Mah —
Passion: What Software Teams and Executive Leadership Might Learn About Creating Lasting Change from Eco-pirates

SQTM is the only conference that focuses on advancing the test management and quality management professions by providing practical methods based on best practices.The ongoing theme of the conference, “Practical – Proven – Feasible” keeps our focus on what works. Whether it is a new technology, technique, method, or simply a practice, if it consistently produces good results, it is presented. The conference is dedicated to helping all levels of management to adopt methods, technologies, and practices that increase productivity and produces higher quality systems. The conference relies on experts and practitioners to bring to the conference success stories and case studies. Success must be in terms of indicators such increased productivity, increased reliability and stability, increased customer satisfaction, reduced re-work, shortened development cycle, reduced defects, etc qualitymanagementconference.com

Path to Agility conference May 20-21 byCentral Ohio Agile Association

5/20/2015 10:00am — 11:15am
The Path to Agility Conference May 20-21

Michael Mah – Passion: What Agile Self-Organizing Teams Can Learn from Eco-Pirates
In the Oscar-winning documentary, The Cove, a fleet of hunting boats off the coast of Japan ambush migrating dolphins at sea and drive them into a cove, where they’re captured for the theme park industry or killed for food. Fighting to stop this atrocity is Sea Shepherd, a marine wildlife conservation NGO made famous in the Animal Planet TV series, Whale Wars. Michael Mah says that technology teams can learn a lot from the passion and self-organizing attributes of environmental activists/eco-pirates. He explores how wildlife conservation teams channel a powerful sense of purpose, practice leadership, use social media, create transparency, build trust, and use metrics and data to command the world’s attention. Hear Michael’s take on what passionate teams muster to move the needle toward a tipping point, in both software and in envornmental conservation. Discover lessons that your teams can take from activists in the conservation movement to create technology and manage projects in a way that is truly game-changing.

www.thepathtoagility.com/sessions-day-one/

 


 

 

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2/26/2015 Mexico City, Cutter Consortium
Michael  Mah: Practical Productivity Measurement;
Charting Your Own Trends and Making Your Business Case to Management

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2014

Boston-SPIN

1/21/2014 Michael Mah: When Agile Becomes a Quality Game Changer:
What Data Says from Recent Agile Benchmark Research
www.boston-spin.org


OOP
Feb 7 Full Day Tutorial Agile Release Planning, Metrics, and Retrospectives. Michael Mah

 


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Quest Baltimore: Half day tutorial Wednesday April 8, 8:30-12. Benchmarking Agile Productivity and Time-to-Market.
Keynote on Wednesday April 9, 1-1:45. When Agile Becomes A Quality Game Changer.

 


 

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Better Software Conference West, Las Vegas, June, 2014.
Keynote:Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 8:30am -10:00am
An Agile Throwdown: Munich Takes on the Columbus Agile Benchmark Study

Tutorial: Monday, June 2, 2014 – 8:30am4:30pm
Practical Agile Metrics for Release Planning, Estimation, and Retrospectives

 

 


2013

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Keynote: “Agile as Game Changer: What Data Says form Recent Agile Benchmark Research.”
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Portland, OR, October 15, 2013 8:15-9:45 am

Workshop: “Agile Release Planning, Metrics and Retrospective”
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, Portland, OR, October 16,2013 8:30 am – 5:30 pm


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Workshop: Better Software Conference East, Boston MA, November 10-15 2013