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Wednesday, May 3 • 4:45pm - 5:00pm
It Can Be Done! Growing an Architects' Community: My Journey

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Passionate individuals and businesses both try to create successful Communities of Practice (CoPs) for myriad reasons, from honest desire to networking to a financially driven goal of sharpening worker skills. Why do some well-funded efforts fail while rag-tag startups succeed? In this session, hear the story of my struggles and successes to grow a networked community of architects that now stretches across the globe. There is no single formula to creating a successful community. But if you've got passion and take the time to really ask "Why?" your journey will start off on the right foot! Choose vision-driven techniques over old-school mechanics to jump-start new groups or resurrect ailing ones. You will walk away energized and ready to try a few of the techniques that worked, such as

  • using qualitative and quantitative measures to define success and detect a bust
  • leveraging value, brand, and localization to create ownership and pride at all levels
  • applying Agile concepts to community leadership for transparency, communication, and continual evaluation of next steps

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Tracy Bannon

Senior Principal/Software Architect & DevOps Advisor, The MITRE Corporation
Tracy Bannon is a Senior Principal - Software Architect and DevSecOps Advisor with the MITRE Corporation's Software Engineering Division and has worked across commercial, state and federal government clients. She is a passionate architect and her specialty is solution and application... Read More →

Wednesday May 3, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm MDT
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