Mike’s presentation was quick detailed summary of his approach to understanding and managing engineers. It was a good talk, but perhaps too short to cover many of the points in depth. I can identify many of the traits and signals that Mike describes in engineers, but I would love to hear more about Mike’s approach to dealing with those signals. Sometimes a shotgun blast of information is good. I’m sure many in the audience will be digging deeper.
The last slide dove into Mike’s take on Scrum. Mike is a big fan of the daily Scrum meetings but the idea of a backlog scares him. He prefers having the entire project’s task like scheduled out in Microsoft Project to insure they can deliver projects milestones and final deliverable. If MS Project planning gives someone that¦power to them!