Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Announcing the Next EL SIG Meeting, Mar 17 [Robert Lasater]

The next meeting of the Engineering Leadership SIG will be held on March 17 in SAP Building 2 (3412 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA), starting at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Topic of the main presentation, The Human Dimension in Leadership to Fast, Effective and Scalable Product Development, by Corinne Rattay.

Time: March 17, 2011 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Place: SAP - Baltic/Caribbean rooms in Building 2 (NEW BUILDING THIS YEAR!)
3412 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Topic: The Human Dimension in Leadership to Fast, Effective and Scalable Product Development

Most Engineering teams never get a chance to show their full potential. Leaders in fast-growing companies have learned to accept average team results, day-to-day stress and constant last-minute surprises in their deadline struggles. Why is this the way most high-tech companies approach software or product development? Why live with organizational tension and eventual team burnout when there are proven ways to get better products out faster and create a culture of happy teams? In this interactive and stimulating talk, engineering leaders at all levels will experience a paradigm shift in their level of thinking, which is the first step towards needed transformational change in R&D organizations so they can scale from successful start-ups to efficient, mature, market-leading companies. Corinne Rattay is an expert in R&D Transformation leveraging her engineering leadership experience at Juniper Networks. She will share exciting, personal insights and experiences she has gained in over a decade as engineering leader and director, explaining the crucial foundation of the human dimension in leadership combined with key product lifecycle processes that truly work.

About the Speaker

Corinne Rattay is an accomplished, passionate and thought-stimulating executive with 15 years of success in engineering leadership, product development, global team building & remote team management, off-shoring, business coaching and management consulting.

She has gained a well-rounded industry experience at Juniper Networks, Alcatel France and successful start-up companies holding positions such as Director of Engineering, Director of System Test & Product Validation, Product Manager, Program Management, Process Design, and reaching all the way to hands-on customer field trials, System Integration, real-time Software Development & radio frequency Microchip Design.

As a Breakthrough Leadership Consultant she helps high-tech executives achieve extraordinary results with:
- Product Development, overcoming barriers to innovation, better products, faster cycles
- Change Acceleration, shifting paradigms and beliefs to create new possibilities
- Leadership Transformation, elevating the client's thinking quality and leadership focus

Corinne Rattay has written for our blog.

She can be reached at crattay@crexecutiveconsulting.com or at www.CRexecutiveconsulting.com

6:30 - 7:00 Registration, Free wine, beer, snacks, pizza, soda and networking
6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Roundtable (New and Expanded!)
7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and brief announcements
7:10 - 8:20 Keynote and Q&A
8:20 - 8:30 Other announcements (next month's topic & speaker, jobs, blogs ...)
8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking
8:45 - 8:50 Clean up and have a safe trip home!

• BOOK SWAP - Every month! Bring books to share.
• JOB SWAP - Check out our Yahoo! Group here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/SDForum_EL_SIG_JobSwap/
• PEER-to-PEER Roundtable - Every month! Join us to share insights and advice with peers each month prior to the 7 PM event.
• BLOG: Write or read EL SIG blog posts here: http://sdforumelsig.blogspot.com/

Snack and Beverage Sponsor: Matt Perez of Nearsoft
ONGOING MANAGEMENT SPONSOR: Project Connections is our EL SIG Management Sponsor.
Location: SAP -Baltic/Caribbean rooms in Building 2
3412 Hillview Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304

$20 at the door for non-SDForum members
No charge for SDForum members

For more information, go here.