Managing System Managers

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00am12:30pm

Cory Lueninghoener, Los Alamos National Laboratory


This workshop is intended to bring together people who currently manage or aspire to one day manage system managers to talk about the challenges they face, share best practices in their jobs, and build their networks. Topics that could be discussed include:

  • Hiring
    • Recruitment
    • Interviewing
    • Compensation
  • Why do management?
  • Incentives
    • What makes system management people happy?
  • Time management
  • "Resource" management
  • Managing up
  • Managing down
  • Leadership vs. management
  • Needed skills
  • Performance appraisals/management
  • Estimating staffing levels, required level of effort, etc.

Cory Lueninghoener, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cory Lueninghoener is a system administrator and manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Along with designing, building, and managing some of the largest scientific computing resources in the world, he has spent the last four years building, leading, and managing teams who do the same. Cory led the LISA Configuration Management Workshop for several years and was co-chair of LISA15.

@conference {208464,
author = {Cory Lueninghoener},
title = {Managing System Managers},
year = {2016},
address = {Boston, MA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = dec