Join us for a practical and informative workshop exploring leading techniques that managers or entrepreneurs can use to build world class software products faster, cheaper and with a fraction of the risk.
Managers and entrepreneurs the world over are taking the opportunity to create innovative software and technology services to disrupt and dominate their industry. Unfortunately, for those new to the industry, software development projects are fraught with danger; with cost overruns and commercial failure common. The good news is there are proven ways to reduce risk and maximise success.
Note: This event has extremely limited seats as venue only holds 25-30 people and we will sell out quickly. Best to book now.
Thursday 27th of October
Saward Dawson Accounting
20 Albert Street, Blackburn
Live Tickets: $395 + GST
What You'll Learn
Simple Market Validation
How to double your odds of commercial success in less than a week with a series of easy to implement market tests.
Getting Investors & Selling Out
Hear directly from a VC on how venture capital works, how to pitch your idea to attract investment and how to maximise your exit price when it comes time to sell.
Finding Great Developers
Where do great developers live? How to identify quality local or overseas development talent.
The perfect team
Software isn’t just built by developers. Discover the role UX, management and testing play.
Pricing a Project
Get a ‘gut feel’ for project costs by exploring a range of projects and what they cost to produce.
Learn the key tactics non-technical clients can use to manage their budgets and trade time for money by engaging with their project on an ongoing basis.
Perfect Software Briefs
How to get exactly what you want by writing the perfect software brief (it’s easier than you think, but most people get this wrong!).
Process Improvement X-Ray
How to quickly identify any business’s greatest inefficiencies (and opportunities for improvement).
Protecting your IP
Simple techniques to control your IP even when working with the most demanding engineers.
Security Made Simple
Protect your investment with a series of easy to follow principles for maximising your system’s security.
How the use of scalable infrastructure prepares you for the day your ideas take off.
Founder / CEO, Alliance Software
Cofounder, Noble Samurai & Web2TV
Ben Stickland is the founder and CEO of Alliance Software, a 20+ person software development firm. Ben is also a co-founder of Noble Samurai, developers of video creation and market research software with a user base in excess of 400,000; and Web2TV, an Aged Care specific in house TV platform.
Ben has extensive experience in custom software development, project management, online marketing and IP commercialisation. Ben has seen tech startup projects through every stage from conception to development and an ultimately successful exit.
Ben’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Computing, a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) and a Masters in Software Engineering.
Executive Director, Peak Asset Management
Prior to founding PEAK Asset Management, Niv headed up HC Securities and spent three years growing Halifax Investment’s capital markets division. Niv has also worked on the wholesale desk at Macquarie Bank, servicing a wide range of institutional, intermediary and offshore hedge funds.
Niv takes an active approach in managing client funds and is a firm believer that adequate risk management is paramount in any good investment decision.
Niv is now the executive director of Peak Asset Management, focusing on growing the firm’s underlying business and presence across Australia, Asia and the US.
Business Development Manager, Alliance Software
Co-founder, Marathon Guru
In addition to serving as the Business Development Manager for Alliance Software, Scott is the co-founder and owner of Marathon Guru, an online global platform for coaching athletes through Marathon preparation.
As a software consultant, Scott has extensive experience in offshore development and can shed light on the cultural quality differences.
Scott’s current appointment as BMD exposes him to large scale custom software development; his expertise in early stage project planning and execution starts the project off on the right foot.
Project Manager, Alliance Software
Alex is an Agile development specialist and will outline how leading firms are using Lean and Agile techniques to deliver projects faster and at higher quality.
Co-founder and Technical Lead, Alliance Software
Levi will outline (in a 100% ‘non-geeks’ format) how to ensure your system is ready to scale when you succeed and how to keep it secure.