Pacific Northwest Software Symposium
October 14 - 16, 2005 - Seattle, WA
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Herding Racehorses and Racing Sheep
Are you frustrated by experts who can't tell you what to do, or by junior team members who refuse to see the big picture? How can you best develop careers: both yours and those of your teammates and managers? How can we learn to apply experience more effectively, and why do the many approaches designed to tame complexity actually end up increasing it?
Dave Thomas, of The Pragmatic Programmers, describes the solutions to these and other problems as he turns the Pragmatic Spotlight (and a good dose of twisted humor) on formal learning models, the Nursing profession, and streamlining sheep.
About Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas is recognized internationally as an expert who develops high-quality software--accurate and highly flexible systems. He helped write the now-famous Agile Manifesto, and regularly speak on new ways of producing software. He is the author of six books, including the best selling The Pragmatic Programmer: From Journeyman to Master (Addison-Wesley) and Programming Ruby: A Pragmatic Programmer's Guide (Pragmatic Bookshelf).More About Dave »