Management

Slack and the Other Hidden Secrets of the Agile Organization

This webinar from Soundview features the thoughts and ideas of Tom DeMarco as presented in his book, Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork and the Myth of Total Efficiency.

DeMarco articulates the soft problems that plague organizations and defines a more actionable, useful model for leadership. Discover the pathological and destructive nature of your busyness while you learn how to balance efficiency with flexibility and effectiveness. Tom sheds some light on why companies have become change-phobic, and how to deal with it.

The MP3 recording from this event as well as a book summary for Slack will be available to listen to or download from your Online Library immediately after check-out.

About the Speaker
Tom DeMarco

Tom DeMarco is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild, a New York- and London-based consulting practice, and a fellow of the Cutter Consortium, where he is
on the Editorial Board of the Cutter IT Journal, and a Senior Consultant with their Business-IT Strategies and Agile Project
Management practices. His clients include Hewlett-Packard, Apple, IBM and many others. He lectures and consults throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa,
Australia and the Far East.

He is also the author of seven books on management and technical development methods, including The Deadline, a business novel, Peopleware, and his latest work, Slack. “Slack,”
according to DeMarco, “is your company’s catalytic ingredient of all change.”

He continues to work in areas of organizational change, project management, and litigation while dividing his time between New York and Camden, Maine.

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