is the IBM's Director of Global Delivery and Sourcing, responsible for
IBM's Americas Group Application Services use, and for growth of strategic
off shore I/T development centers. He also manages the
commercial Transition, Transformation and off shore Migration Management
services based in the US. His Global Delivery site focus is currently
on three strategic country sites — India, China & Brazil. He
has over 3600 large teams working across 11 country sites world
Mr. Kroc's talk is titled Offshore
development past, present and future — Global Development
Dr. Ginger Levin
is a Senior Consultant and educator in project management. Her
specialty areas include project management, business development,
maturity assessments, metrics, organizational change, program
evaluation and auditing, and the Project Management Office. She
is also a Lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in
its M.S. in Project Management program and is its Project
Management Program Specialist. She is author of numerous books and
articles on project management, including Achieving Project
Management Success With Virtual Teams.
Dr. Levin's talk is titled
Successful Motivational Techniques
for Virtual Teams.
Other speakers this year include Björn Stansvik, CEO of MentorMate,
Matthew Chadwick of Thoughtworks, David Hussman of SGF Software, and
Jamshid Vayghan of IBM Global Services. See the
symposium program for details.
is the second in an annual series of winter
symposia on best practices in software engineering and
development, organized by the
University of Minnesota Software
Engineering Center. Each year, we choose a theme, and present
a full day
of stimulating talks, workshops, tutorials, and other activities. We
will do our best to make it practical, relevant, free of hype, and
This year's theme is Global Development.
- Thursday, January 11th 2007,
8:30–17:00. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8:00.
- University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus,
Center, at the corner of Oak and Washington
- The cost for the full day is $90. This includes parking (if you
register early), continental breakfast, coffee breaks, reception, and
conference materials. Please
sign up early.
- Park in the
Avenue Ramp. Parking is free if you register by 8 January.
Radisson University Hotel is less than a block away.
If you have suggestions for themes, speakers, or
activities for future symposia, please contact UMSEC Director