Project Management Workshop


Project Management: Setting up Software Projects for Success

Prof. Martin Radley, Touro College

Mesa Verde, Ground Floor, Hyatt Regency, DTC
Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration is now open.

This Project Management,  learning by doing, workshop has limited attendance and requires registration, where the registration and attendance limits are by membership class.

The normal fees for the workshop fro IEEE Members is $95. The Denver Section is subsidizing attendance of its members. If you are not a Denver Section member and want to attend the workshop, please contact the organizer, Jennifer Kramer.

Denver Section Members please click the link corresponding to your IEEE membership class:

Please bring your laptop.



You are a software engineer sitting in your cubicle at work one day. Your senior management suddenly drops by and says: “We love the work that you’ve been doing and we have a mission-critical project that we need you to manage. When can you start?”

You can’t say ‘No’ to this opportunity because if you do you probably won’t be given future opportunities (at least at this company), but you don’t want to say yes without knowing what you’re getting yourself into.

This workshop proposes that the correct response is something like: “Thank you very much for the opportunity. Please give me a few days to investigate and I’ll get back to you”. The workshop then guides participants in what to would look for, and where, and how to position your response to management.

Workshop participants are provided with information about a fictional software project that they evaluate as part of their investigation.

Would you take on the project manager role for this project? Why or why not?


Martin Radley is currently a Professor at Touro College ( Previously, Martin was a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon’s Silicon Valley campus where he designed, developed and taught professional master’s program courses using a story-centered, learning-by-doing pedagogy. Before designing and developing college courses Martin spent 25 years in the software industry as a developer, project and program manager. Martin holds a M.S. in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.