Engineering Leadership SIG: Business Craftsmanship



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    Topic: Business Craftsmanship

    Business Craftsmanship offers a different way to consider organizational transformation. Moving away from thecomputomorphic view that an organization is a system and must be (re)engineered, it begins with the idea that an organization is simply a community of citizens, who’d like to live in harmony with one another in order to make the whole community a prosperous and pleasurable place. Business Craftsmanship blends sound business practices with community values and principles to offer an holistic approach to meaningful transformation.

    For the SVForum Engineering Leadership SIG presentation, Tobias will focus specifically on a set of five values considered essential for an individual to begin this transformation.

    Speaker - Tobias Mayer has a background in software development, publishing, theatre arts, and community service work. Since 2004 he has worked as a change agent, trainer and facilitator, providing coaching and consulting services to teams and organizations wishing to make a transition to more agile, trustful and team-centered ways of working. A long-term blogger and essayist, Tobias has been interviewed on two occasions by InfoQ, and has an Executive Update featured in the February 2013 edition of Cutter Magazine. His essay collection, Agile on the Edge will be published by Dymaxicon in March 2013. 


    Ryzen Solutions has been finding high caliber individuals for our clients in high-tech industries since 1999.   We have access to thousands of professionals; even those that are passive candidates and not actively looking, and whose resumes' are not posted on the public job boards. Our own internal database has over 51,000 candidates. Ryzen Solutions has been one of the best firms in Silicon Valley.  Our recruiters have degrees in electrical, software and mechanical engineering.  Our clients such as Apple, Cisco, eBay, PayPal, Samsung and many more have worked with us for many years because our team of 16+ recruiters work collaboratively to find the top talents for our clients. 

    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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    6:00-7:00 PM, right before the EL-SIG meeting at SAP, every third Thursday of the month.

    What: This is a meeting for EL-SIG participants interested in Agile as it relates to engineering leadership. This is a discussion group, not a presentation. We will share experiences, difficulties and successes. We will discuss anything from nuts and bolts Agile techniques to exploring philosophies of next wave management, from project to enterprise level.

    Format: The format will be determined by the group. For example, the group could pose a question or problem and then we discuss, or we could invite specific guests to lead certain topics, or possibly have book discussion. The group decides.

    Who: Engineering managers, Agile practitioners, non-Agile practitioners, Scrum Coaches, Developers, Business managers - open to anyone interested in Agile.

    BOOK SWAP - Every month! Bring books to share. Take a book to read!

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    6:30-7:00 PM - Registration/Networking and Refreshments
    7:00 PM - Program Begins