Tim Zeller



Tim Zeller is Director of Strategic Solutions of Broadsword, a different kind of performance improvement firm that helps engineering and software organizations get better at what they are already doing.  He is a Scrum Master, ISO Lead Auditor, Labor Relations Attorney, ScrumMaster, and CMMI Process Improvement Specialist. Tim has extensive experience in the health-care sector as well as state and federal government, and has served as CEO for several non-profit corporations. Tim has been a featured presenter at numerous conferences, including the CMMI Global Congress in 2015. He holds a degree in Management from the University of Illinois, Springfield and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Tim resides in Lansing, Michigan and enjoys exploring the mountainsides of foreign countries on a motorcycle.

Track: Advancing Your Capability

Presentation Title: Performance Management in Development Organizations

Presentation Summary: Annual performance appraisal systems are broken. Learn how to manage the performance of teams, what motivates people in this industry, and what provides meaningful data for organizations to improve.  End the dreaded annual event and embrace the “true meaning” of performance – a culture where people get timely feedback on relevant performance deliverables and their connection to the organizational purpose.


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