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Intro @ Open Agile Romania 2011: Build a Great Team

Andrea Provaglio: Talk on Effective Self-Organization

Jurgen Appelo: Talk on How to Change the World

Open Space Sessions & Planning Poker Cards Prize

Ionel Condor

Ionel Condor

Ionel Condor (@ionel_condor) is a passionate software professional working in this industry since 1998. He likes to apply & promote healthy engineering practices and project management that make sense, clean code, scalable solutions,all driven by self-org teams that continuously improve their abilities and skills.

He started as a Java developer and very soon in his career he has been given the chance to act as a lead. He worked with many teams spread across multiple countries and from the early days of his career he has been involved in all the aspects of building and growing teams.

He truly believes that a technical manager needs to keep in touch with both technology and management trends, he likes to read and review books and also to blog and tweet about growing software teams. Ionel’s favorite activity is to act as an Engineering Manager (7 years of experience and counting), currently for SDL Language Technologies, based in Cluj, Romania.

Ionel is married and has a 2 years daughter. He likes Italian music, medicine and evangelical theology.

Talk: I am a Senior Developer, so now what?

I found it useful to collect some observations from the trenches, looking around at senior developers and the traps some of them fall in.

So during this presentation we will put ourselves in the shoes of a Senior Developer and look at some issues he needs to deal with.

Here are some examples:

  • generation gaps and how to lead generation Z
  • various types of developer’s behaviors and patterns in project delivery
  • what is healthy productivity
  • how to blend creativity with discipline and the culture of competitiveness
  • how shall I understand delegation
  • how to deal with people that are smarter than me and hungry to grow
  • what are some toughs questions I shall put myself as a Senior
  • how my career will look like in 10 years
  • tools and techniques to identify the traps and solutions I found useful along the way
  • what really makes a senior senior