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Thursday, August 8 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Invisible Impediments to Learning: Why Bad Things Happen to Good Agilists (Amr Elssamadisy, Steve Peha) LIMITED

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This workshop assumes the following hypothesis: “Learning is the bottleneck of software development and delivery.” It explores this hypothesis by asking and answering the question “What is it that keeps us from learning effectively?”

We are all aware of many challenges to learning: the length of the release cycle, the clarity of the goal, the ability to learn from failures, and so on. But this is not what this workshop is about.

This workshop is about things that are in our way every single day but which we may not notice or be able to express; some of are even uncomfortable to consider. For example:

How does my mindset affect my ability to learn as an individual and to contribute learning to my team and my organization?

How does my approach to ownership advance or hinder my ability to help myself and others push through challenges and recover from failure?

How does my respect—or lack thereof—for my peers affect my ability to build software?

What does it cost me or my team when I miss an agreement? And, just as important, what does it cost when when I fail to confront a missed agreement?

These are some of the invisible impediments to learning that reduce our ability to create great software efficiently.

In this session, participants identify these impediments to learning and leave with things they can do Monday morning to accelerate individual, team, and organizational effectiveness by breaking through the bottleneck that is so often the root cause of software development inefficiencies and project failures.

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Amr Elssamadisy

Amr is a software development practitioner, seasoned teacher and coach who thrives on delighting his clients. By bringing together expertise in business-focused agile adoption, systems thinking, and the human dynamics of software development, Amr has been able to consistently help... Read More →
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Steve Peha

Founder, Teaching That Makes Sense, Inc.
I am passionate about learning. This passion has united my efforts in technology and education. I have worked in hundreds of schools all over the US and Canada. I also recently finished up 18 months as a Product Owner on the Gates Foundation's Shared Learning Infrastructure project... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2013 3:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
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