How can teams become more effective at making decisions quickly and reaching a working consensus?
Sean Murphy explores team decision making, the challenges in blending human expertise, and the use of software tools to maintain a shared situational awareness and improve the timeliness and quality of decisions.
Murphy explores problems that engineering teams and startups wrestle with as they move from hunches to working technology to product to repeatable, scalable processes. He also covers how groups make decisions and how to systemically approach the management of exploration and verification cycles in product and customer development situations.
Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, a talented engineer, a manager or a CEO you will learn some practical tips for leading your team to successful decision making.
Sean Murphy, CEO of SKMurphy, Inc., has worked in a variety of roles over the last twenty-five years: software engineer, engineering manager, project manager, business development, product marketing, and customer support.
Companies he has worked directly for include Cisco Systems, 3Com, AMD, MMC Networks, and VLSI Technology. He has a BS in Mathematical Sciences and an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford.
I gave the talk at SF Bay ACM on September 16, 2009, see http://www.sfbayacm.org/?p=741 for background. The audience was primarily software engineers and technical/project managers.
I have posted the slides and an outline of the talk along with some hyperlinks to references in a blog post at http://www.skmurphy.com/blog/2009/09...-at-sfbay-acm/
Sean Murphy www.skmurphy.com
I didn't have high hopes for this at first, but actually there's some pretty interesting stuff here.
Even though it is presented with a specific audience in mind (the ones sitting with him in the hall) there's a lot which any young managers can take away and think about.