Engineering Leadership SIG: Culture Change, Scenarios, Participation, Open Space, and Online Collaboration



  • SPEAKER: Doug Carmichael, Senior advisor Inst for New Economic Thinking  

    TOPIC: "Why do we do what we do?" - Doug will share his insights on culture change, scenarios, participation, open space, and online collaboration

    "Why do we do what we do?" In our conversation with Doug we will look at our roles as engineering leaders in the changing and emerging economy and business landscape / ecosystem. This dialogue between Sam Hahn and Doug will stimulate engineering leaders to think outside of our current cubicles and take on a perspective of leading the way into a "new society".

    MARCH SNACK SPONSOR: UCSC Extension Project Management Program

    UCSC Extension Silicon Valley’s renowned Project Management program is the region’s only credential fully recognized by the American Academy of Project Management. It offers the latest methods, tailored to the demands of Silicon Valley industries, with skill-based, practical instruction taught by recognized experts in the field. The PPM certificate can be completed in 12 months or less, and fully prepares you for the PMP certification exam, or to pursue the Master Project Manager credential. Select courses are also recognized for master's degree credit. The entire program is available at our convenient Santa Clara location and online. Learn more at

    ONGOING MANAGEMENT SPONSOR: Project Connections is our EL SIG Management Sponsor. is dedicated to practically and affordably supporting inpiduals as they do their jobs day-to-day and helping them grow their management abilities and careers. We also provide management development and support resources to organizations, through group subscriptions, methodology content licenses, on-demand virtual training programs, virtual coaching, and more - all to help managers improve how critical project work gets done, and to help grow the capabilities of everyone on their staffs and teams.

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    6:00  Agile Interest Group Meeting

    6:15 Early arrival recommended!

    6:30 - 7:00 Registration / Checkin

    6:30 - 7:00 Enjoy cheese, fruit, snacks, pizza, soda and networking

    6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable

    7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements

    7:10 - 8:25 Keynote and Q&A

    8:25 - 8:30 Closing announcements

    8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking and followup Q&A

    8:45 - 8:50 Clean up - please leave the room beautiful

    8:50 - 9:00 Clear the room & have a safe trip home!