Presentation: "Guiding Your Personal Life -- "Plan-Driven" or "Agile" --"

Time: Wednesday 10:15 - 11:15

Location: Rytmisk Sal


Some interpreters of history believe that the Industrial Age could not have happened without coffee and tea. That daily jolt of caffeine enabled workers to be more in control of their waking hours - not to mention killing the nasties in the drinking water. While the Industrial Age was all about staying awake and working long hours, cognitive psychologists tell us that working short cycles with frequent breaks is not only healthier but also more productive for knowledge workers.

Linda Rising describes the costs of force fitting Industrial Age - read “plan-driven” - living into our now knowledge-based - read “agile” - world. Although choices at the personal level are best made by individuals, Linda offers specific suggestions for working in short cycles and the proper place for caffeine, naps, short breaks, and sleep. We have seen the benefits of agile processes in our organizations. Now it's time for a truly agile personal approach of living and working.

Keywords: agile, brain, cognitive science
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Linda Rising, Trackhost, Queen of patterns

 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.

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