Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Announcing the Next EL SIG Meeting,February 16 [Robert Lasater]

The next meeting of the Engineering Leadership SIG will be held on February 16 in SAP Building 2 (3412 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto, CA), starting at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. The main presentation will be a talk by EL SIG co-chair Sam Hahn on Collaborative Interactions


The Atomic Structure of Collaborative Interactions


Please come with some (1-3) instances of when a delegation or collaboration went sour, or didn't turn out as expected. What pain was experienced? What could've prevented that pain?


During the day, Sam is mild-mannered VP of Engineering at eGain Communications Corporation (since late 1997). His path to eGain traces back to Purisma, Siebel, Sales.com, DocuMagix, ESL, and TRW.
For the rest of his active life, Sam is an aficionado and disciple of Doug Engelbart's vision of scalable collaboration for planetary sustainability, and is a self-admitted collaborapologist - someone who studies collaboration (blog site: collaborapologist.com). Since meeting Doug and his team in the early 90's, Sam has been studying why teams work well, why teams don't work well, applying those ideas, and has been attempting to create a framework of collaboration that can eventually replace Robert's Rules of Order. The "ASCI" ideas are a key component of this new framework.

Talk Details:

Sam will introduce a model for collaborative interactions and propose that it be a basis upon which you deepen appreciation for the components of interaction among people and team members. The state model suggests insights that can be leveraged for how to conduct teamwork more smoothly, with fewer speed bumps, less pain, and more celebration

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6:15 - 6:30 Early arrival recommended!
6:30 - 7:00 Registration / Checkin
6:30 - 7:00 Enjoy cheese, fruit, snacks, pizza, soda and networking
6:31 - 6:59 Engineering Leadership Peer-2-Peer Roundtable
7:00 - 7:10 Introduction and opening announcements
7:10 - 8:20 Keynote and Q&A
8:20 - 8:30 Closing announcements
8:30 - 8:45 Informal networking and followup Q&A
8:45 - 8:50 Clean up
8:50 - 9:00 Clear the room & have a safe trip home!

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

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PEER-to-PEER Roundtable - Every month! Join us to share insights and advice with peers each month prior to the 7 PM event.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Sam! Good presentation and discussion.