[SASAG] Next Meeting is Thursday, June 14

Scott McDermott scottm at sasag.org
Mon Jun 11 06:00:00 PDT 2007


The next Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild meeting is
Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 7pm.

There will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics.  Check them out
at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University
of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department's
web site below. Parking is $5 after 4pm.

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  Next meeting: Thursday June 14, 2007 at 7:00 PM
         Topic: Project Success: Science, Magic or Luck?
     Presenter: Leeland Artra <NWSailer at GreyDragon.com>
      Location: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
                Room 403
                University of Washington Campus
    Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/directions.html
      Web Site: http://www.sasag.org/

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Talk Abstract
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There have been a lot of new ideas, methodologies, loud evangelizing
and hundreds of books on project management all directed at what makes
a successful project. Software development, application installation,
new network installations, server upgrades and little tool creations
are all projects. In fact anything that requires more then a few
minutes of your time can be considered a project. So what can be done
to improve the quality of your projects, the satisfaction you have on
completing a project, the happiness of your clients on delivery and to
improve the maintainability of your projects? Over the last few years
some new best practices have emerged and these can be applied to
almost any project.

This talk will discuss project success theories, best practices for
project management and some best practices for improving
effectiveness, quality and maintainability of IT projects.

There will be some some jokes, some videos, some science and even a
few magic spells for when all else fails.

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Speaker Bio
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Leeland Artra is a Senior Software Engineer at Qpass. He has a strong
background in systems engineering, software development, database
systems, systems administration and network administration. He was
involved in integrating Java into Oracle and his work was a finalist
for the 1998 Annual Computerworld Honors Laureate Medal. He is
currently earning his Project Management Professional certification
and a Masters in Project Management. He is a highly rated speaker and
instructor for SAGE, Usenix, SANS and LOPSA. He holds a BS in
Information Technology from the University of Phoenix.

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This is FREE and open to the public and a wonderful opportunity.

The Seattle Area System Administrator's Guild (SASAG) is a local group
for system & network administrators in Greater Seattle Area.  We are a
SAGE local group and a LOPSA local affiliate, but membership in
either is not a requirement. We sponsor a regular monthly meeting open to
the public on the second Thursday if each month at 7 PM.

Check out our Web site for more information:
      http://www.sasag.org/

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Special Thanks
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Special thanks to Silicon Mechanics (www.siliconmechanics.com) for providing
our server and to Blue Gecko (www.bluegecko.net) for giving it a home!



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