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Development Managers & Directors

The Effective Software Development Leader

As a software development manager, your role expands tremendously beyond systems design and architecture. Team motivation skills, business skills, performance tracking skills, and a myriad of other skills become necessary to successfully manage a software development team.
As an effective software development manager, you should be familiar with the following:

  1. Development, Database, Project Management, and Product Management concepts
  2. Software development industry organizations
  3. Industry data regarding software project success rates
  4. Industry data prioritizing most common influential factors impacting project success and velocity
  5. Top ten predominate software development lifecycle models
  6. Differences between Plan-based Development vs. Agile Development and when to use each one
  7. How the Project Management Lifecycle orchestrates against the Software Development Lifecycle
  8. Proper software estimation techniques and the five different types of software estimates
  9. Software development phases and industry averages for time spent at each phase
  10. Software project documentation, audiences, and purposes
  11. What should be in your enterprise asset library
  12. The cone of uncertainty
  13. End of project metrics
  14. Burn charts, Gantt charts, Earned value charts
  15. Best practices for off-shoring
  16. Best practices for hardening your security surfaces
  17. Demand management (Software Portfolio Management)
  18. Theories of human motivation (X,Y, 12 questions)
  19. How to accelerate a delayed project
  20. Measurable effects from shortening cost or effort on a project
  21. Measuring your development groups performance index

Red Rock Research offers software development best practices seminars that provide all of this information.




Non-IT Executives

IT Executives

Development Managers
& Directors

Project Managers

Product Managers
& Business Analysts

Quality Assurance


Database Designers
& Administrators


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