Events in Johannesburg – July 2009

2009 July 2
by Ismail Dhorat

Netweb July
The netweb event in july will feature speaker Howard Mann, on Brick Yard your business based on a book by the same name. In his book he notes that uniqueness accounts for only, if not less than, 15% of what makes your company. All businesses are kept alive and thrive if the 85% is in place and done effectively. That 85% is:

• Returning calls on time.
• Paying suppliers and employees when you should.
• Offering your product and service as best you can.
• Over delivering on expectations.

Fortunately, that is not all his talk is about. It is a call to action that leaves you with things you can implement in your business and profession immediately. You leave with your 90 day plan to improve how you have been doing things.

You also stand the chance to win a 50,000 corporate video, a business plan worth 10,000 and possibility of a grant worth 100,000

Date: 08 July 2009
Time: 18:00 for 18:30
Venue: Wish at Melville (Corner 2nd Avenue and 7th Street)


Endeavor Enterprise Learning Circle
Reaching your customers through a focused sales strategy is key to building a high impact business. How you reach your customers depends on whether your business sells to other businesses, directly to the consumer or sells to the government. Panelists from innovative B2B, B2C and B2G companies will be sharing their tips on their sales strategies for business, direct to consumer and government.

Date: 08 July 2009
Time: 17:00 to 20:00
Venue: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Illovo, Johannesburg

Johannesburg centre for software engineering – Agile Forum
Have you ever asked yourself how you can improve your ability to plan – knowing how difficult it is to create meaningful estimates? The presentation at this Agile Forum will present an agile approach to planning that provides techniques to estimate the size of work to be delivered. These techniques prioritize the delivery of the highest value items first, and then focus on scheduling the delivery of these items in a sufficient plan. You will discover that planning is not just something that occurs at the start of a project, but is an activity that should continuously be part of the software delivery process.

Speaker: Albertus Vermeulen

Albertus has played several roles from C and Java developer to Architect and Team Leader, working for companies like Telkom, Momentum and others. He is currently the Manager for the Software Development Centre of Excellence at EPI-USE focussed on finding better ways to deliver software to their clients. For the last several years he has been applying various Agile techniques and believes that the principles that underlie Agile software development is key to improving the way in which we deliver value with IT.

Date: 08 July 2009
Time: 16:00 to 18:00
Venue: Wanderers Club (Map)

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