Professional Patterns on the Job
You're smart. You deliver. What more could your company want from you? Why don’t they come to you for the big technical decisions? Why won’t they listen to your proposals? It seems like everyone has an agenda and they’re doing everything they can to kill your great ideas.
Join us this quarter as we focus on the soft skills that architects need to master. Learning these skills will boost your emotional intelligence and help you become a more professional, well rounded contributor. You’ll gain insight into the architect’s role as leader, influencer, and business professional and learn how to leverage your position to become a positive force within your organization.
Session 1: Mastering the Soft Skills
In this session, we’ll discuss key interpersonal skills and how they can affect your projects and career. We cover how to positively connect with humans, how to participate in and influence the business processes you support, and how to transcend your technical role and maximize your connections with all members of your organization.
Session 2: Organizational Dynamics
This session examines the dynamic nature of large organizations – their structures, decision making processes, and political landscapes. We’ll discuss the goals of key business and technical decision makers and their influence on architects and software projects. We’ll conclude with some strategies for maximizing the soft skills from Session 1 to ensure successful outcomes for your projects and career.
WHAT IS ARCREADY?
- A forum for aspiring and practicing architects to discuss industry trends
- An overview of Microsoft’s roadmap as it relates to software architecture
- A mechanism to solicit your feedback
- An opportunity to showcase the work you do!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Architects and Senior Developers who are interested in becoming an architect.
WHERE ARE THE EVENTS?
Events are held in 19 cities across Central Region (just a few are listed below, check the site for more!). To register for this event, please visit www.arcready.com.
11/19/08 Downers Grove, IL
11/11/08 Bloomington, IL
11/20/08 Indianapolis, IN
12/09/08 Chicago, IL
11/13/08 Waukesha, WI
WHAT TIME ARE THESE EVENTS?
9:00am – 11:45am