Managing for Technical Excellence

Managing for Technical Excellence


Rich McCabe

Santeon, Inc.
Senior Agile Coach

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Café Montmartre
1625 Washington Plaza (Lake Anne)
Reston, VA, 20190

Agenda and Cost:

11:00 am: Networking
12:00 pm: Program

PMIWDC Members $25
Non-Members: $25
*Lunch will be served 

When is the last time you used your technical skills? Most managers eventually lose their technical edge, and even become—well, frankly— technically obsolete. And yet managers have a major stake in fostering the technical excellence in the skills and the work of their staff.

So how does a manager ensure technical excellence? A number of approaches have been tried. Surprisingly, while some of these approaches can be effective, others are actually counterproductive. In this presentation, we’ll explore approaches that promote technical excellence in your team as well as a few popular but more dubious approaches.

Special Instructions: 

Café Montmartre is located in Reston, Va. in the Lake Anne Village Center Plaza.

Take Dulles Toll Road West to Wiehle Ave. Exit. Turn right on Wiehle. Go approx. 1 1/2 miles and turn left on Baron Cameron. The next traffic light is Village Rd. Turn left on Village Rd. At the stop sign (1/2 block), look left and you’ll see a sign for Lake Anne Village Center and the parking lot entrance.

When you get into the parking lot, it may seem wrong because you’ll be looking at the back of brick buildings. Park and walk into the Plaza. Cafe Montmartre is on your left.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs

About the Speaker

Rich McCabe

Senior Agile Coach
Santeon, Inc.

Rich McCabe is a Certified ScrumMaster® with over 30 years of experience related to software and systems development. He trains and coaches project teams—as well as development and IT organizations—in adopting agile practices. He has experience in diverse environments, working with geographically-dispersed teams, commercial and government organizations, and hybrid approaches mixing agile and traditional practices.

Additionally, Mr. McCabe has considerable experience as a researcher, consultant, and trainer in the areas of systematic software reuse, object-oriented analysis and design, and software and systems development processes, in general. He is the author or co-author of numerous training courses, white papers, and guidebooks on agile and other software methods. He receives consistently high marks as a course instructor and workshop facilitator.

About the Reston Local Community

Each month, PMIWDC Reston Local Community volunteers strive to bring you interesting and informative speakers from a wide range of professions. They present these speakers to you at the Leidos building or other organization located at Reston Town center. This is an opportunity to network with other professionals of the PMI. The conference center at Leidos offers a maximum seating of approximately 30 guests. Pre-registration is required. Luncheons are held every third Wednesday of the month. If you are interested in presenting please contact the PMIWDC Staff who can put you in touch with the Luncheon Committee Volunteers. List of past events can be viewed below. Please follow PM Reston on facebook.

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