Linda Rising, TweetQueen of patterns. Author of numerous books
Biography: Linda Rising
Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems.
An internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, agile development approaches, and the change process, Linda is the author of numerous articles and four books: Design Patterns in Communications Software (SIGS Reference Library), The Pattern Almanac 2000, The Patterns Handbook: Techniques, Strategies, and Applications (SIGS Reference Library), and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas
Presentation: TweetBeyond Retrospectives
Just like a married couple who has been together for a long time, agile teams can grow a little careless in doing retrospectives. Some of the rationale for the practice might have slipped away or the insights might seem less compelling or, in many cases, a lot of focus on little problems causes teams to lose sight of the big picture. Learning might have stalled. In this presentation, Linda Rising will share her experience and thoughts on "middle-aged" teams and their retrospectives.
She will offer some practical, easy-to-implement tips and a new way of looking at iteration meetings for those who are coaching other teams or for those who want to improve their own practices.
Linda is interested in how human brains solve problems so she will have pointers to more resources for those who want to learn more on their own.
Presentation: TweetPersonal productivity - Part I
Your Personal KanBan
I’m afraid that too many of us waste our time and effort doing things that adds too little value or sometimes no value at all. The goal of this talk is to convince you that you can add more value to life by visualizing your workflow. That you will learn what personal kanban is, the meaning behind it and how it can be used to improve your workflow and effectiveness. And at last that you will try visualize your workflow when you leave this room and start gaining more value from life.
Coffee, Tea, or Agile?
Some observers of historical trends have suggested that the Industrial Revolution could not have happened without coffee and tea. Heating water for a daily jolt of caffeine enabled workers to be more in control of their waking hours and also to have longer lives because drinking water that has been boiled means the consumer is less likely to swallow the toxic soup that early water supplies presented for consumption. Control of working and waking is what the Industrial Age was all about. Is it time for a truly agile approach to how we work and live our lives? What would that mean? No coffee/tea/Diet Coke/Red Bull? What are the real penalties we are paying for force fitting Industrial Age (plan-driven) living into agile development? Is there really a way to have it all? What's the best way to be happy and healthy and productive?
- A vocabulary based on patterns to improve communication with customers
- Simple and powerful ways to improve your own personal interactions
- How to focus on what is best for both you and your customers
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