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Date: January 16, 2007
Topic: Behind Closed Doors
Speaker: Johanna Rothman

Abstract

If you've been lucky, you've experienced great management. But if you haven't, it's impossible to know what to do. That's because most management activities occur in private, behind closed doors. It's hard to learn management by example when you can't see it.

In this presentation, Johanna will share some secrets of great management. We'll discuss the simple-but not easy practices, including the most underutilized and necessary tool of management, how to build trust, and how to create a great working environment.

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About the Speaker

Johanna Rothman consults, speaks, and writes on managing high-technology product development. She assists managers, teams, and organizations to become more effective by applying her pragmatic approaches to the issues of project management, risk management, and people management. She's helped Engineering organizations, IT organizations, and startups hire technical people, manage projects, and release successful products faster.

Johanna is the author of Successful Project Management: Modern, Pragmatic Techniques that Work, available April 2007. She is the coauthor of the pragmatic Behind Closed Doors, Secrets of Great Management, and author of the highly acclaimed Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets and Science of Hiring Technical People. And, Johanna is a host and session leader at the Amplifying Your Effectiveness (AYE) conference.

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