Upcoming in June 2014: Tutorial and Office Hour, Velocity Santa Clara

If you’re interested in attending The Practical Gamemaster: Design & Execution of IT Emergency Operations Drills in California, there are still a few seats available in my tutorial at the Velocity Santa Clara conference on June 24.

The Velocity Santa Clara conference has all kinds of other great presentations and tutorials, too, of course.

And I’ll also be hosting an office hour to follow up on the tutorial, and to welcome random IT emergency drills planning questions, on June 25.  I’m in fairly illustrious company, so if you’re attending Velocity in Santa Clara, check out the rest of the office hours lineup as well.


LISA 2013 The Guru Is In Session: Project Management: Establishing and Fostering the Basics

I presented a Guru Is In session at USENIX LISA 2013 in Washington, DC: Project Management: Establishing and Fostering the Basics.

Some IT organizations have established project management cultures. Some do not. If you’re in the latter camp and are interested in the potential for project management practices to increase productivity within your organization, please stop by and visit with Adele Shakal.

Adele believes in the genuine value of project management, yet understands that the application of appropriate project management principles can be challenging. She is happy to share her best practices for applying non-invasive techniques that allow IT teams to be more efficient and effective. She’ll also share tips for establishing and fostering project management culture within rapidly changing and growing organizations.

Adele currently heads up project and knowledge management at Metacloud, Inc., a cloud solutions company providing Private Cloud as a Service based on OpenStack.

She has nearly two decades of experience with IT project management, business process analysis and design, knowledge management, emergency operations and drill planning, business continuity, service management, system administration, and web technologies.

She has been a presenter, roundtable facilitator and panelist on IT emergency preparedness, Google Apps For Education, project management and technical documentation, and advancing women in computing; at CENIC, EDUCAUSE, APRU, USENIX LISA and CascadiaIT conferences.