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Trackhost: Linda Rising, Queen of patterns

Trackhost: 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, The Pattern Almanac 2000, A Patterns Handbook, and Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, written with Mary Lynn Manns.

Find more information about Linda at www.lindarising.org.

Presentation: "Agility: Possibilities at a Personal Level"

Time: Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00

Location: City Room


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?

Training: "Fearless Change: Introducing New Ideas"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Monday 09:00 - 16:00

Location: Commonwealth


Those of you who are struggling to introduce agile development practices often find that you are not welcomed with open arms. Linda Rising provides you with proven change management strategies to help you become more successful. Learn what forces in your organization drive or slow change, and how to plant the seeds of change for buy-in and participation---from start to finish.

Bring your organizational and personal change challenges for practical help in this tutorial. Linda will discuss lessons as documented in the pattern language in her book (with Mary Lynn Manns), Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. Join Linda to learn how to overcome adversity to change and to celebrate your improvement successes and your organization's new found practices.