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When: 11. Oct 2011 at 15:50 -


Ada Aarhus User Group Meeting


Ada Aarhus is a network of women in IT. The user group is mainly targeting Ada members and other women in IT but others are welcome.


Speaker: Linda Rising and Rebecca J. Parsons

Time: October 11, 2011, 15:50-17:50

Place: Musikhuset, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000 Aarhus C - Room C103 see venue map here (registration starts at 15:30 at the main entrance)

Contact: Aino Vonge Corry

Fee: Free of charge

A unique opportunity for all interested in Agile and the mindset hereof. Come along and meet other IT-women, Rebecca J. Parsons & Telle Withney and Linda Rising

Linda Rising will talk you through: "The Power of an Agile Mindset"

I've wondered for some time whether much of Agile's success was the result of the placebo effect, that is, good things happened because we believed they would. The placebo effect is a startling reminder of the power our minds have over our perceived reality. Now cognitive scientists tell us that this is only a small part of what our minds can do. Research has identified what I like to call "an agile mindset," an attitude that equates failure and problems with opportunities for learning, a belief that we can all improve over time, that our abilities are not fixed but evolve with effort. What's surprising about this research is the impact of an agile mindset on creativity and innovation, estimation, and collaboration in and out of the workplace. I'll relate what's known about this mindset and share some practical suggestions that can help all of us become even more agile.

Rebecca J. Parsons will give the talk: "Avoiding "I Never Would Have Thought of That!""

Some people look to justify diversity in terms of it being the right thing to do. Others see the results obtained by more diverse organizations and try to justify diversity on a business return basis. This talk looks at different examples from science that illustrate why diversity might bring better results and how to better leverage diversity. I will draw on insights from evolutionary computation, the history of science and the performance of agile teams. I will also briefly describe some of Scott Page's research on the value of diversity and what it tells us about the source of diversity's power.



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