A look at Refactoring your Wetware

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An overview of Andy Hunt's fantastic presentation at ETech 2009 on 'Refactoring your wetware'. …

An overview of Andy Hunt's fantastic presentation at ETech 2009 on 'Refactoring your wetware'.

This was given to the Schipul staff (www.schipul.com) as internal training - and I thought you might enjoy it too!

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  • 1. REFACTOR YOUR WETWARE CHANGING THE WAY YOUR BRAIN WORKS ETECH 2009 BY ANDY HUNT
  • 2. YOUR INNER GAME OF TENNIS LET YOUR BRAIN DO ITS JOB
  • 3. Inner Game of Tennis HTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=TCM3A1YZYUS
  • 4. Let’s talk about... What is Wetware? Knowledge Portfolio management Learning to handle Change
  • 5. WETWARE? Humorous human brain cells or thought processes regarded as analogous to, or in contrast with, computer systems. HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/26480501@N06/2961565820/
  • 6. = HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/26480501@N06/2961565820/ HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/91281489@N00/56216464/
  • 7. ELECTRICAL = HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/74453626@N00/2052009052/ HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/17884028@N00/82481457/
  • 8. COGNITIVE = HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/56159277@N00/2523048661/ HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/91281489@N00/56216464/
  • 9. AND THEN THAT OTHER BIT... HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/77674133@N00/368974223/
  • 10. FLEX IT, BABY HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/94247595@N00/1117695367/ EXERCISE / SLEEP / EAT / ROCK
  • 11. KEEP IT SMART HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/94247595@N00/1117695367/ READ / LEARN / TALK / THINK
  • 12. Your Knowledge Portfolio What are you good at? What could you be better at? Be specific Have a plan HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/80127273@N00/2948117561/
  • 13. Dreyfus Model Stages of Learning Novice Advanced Beginner ** Competent Proficient Expert Master
  • 14. Experts and Masters think differently Function on intuition and pattern recognition They don’t follow rules Once you’ve reached it, don’t act like one: Novices see world of opportunity, never be closed off or stop learning WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SKITZIANIST/2956188507
  • 15. How to Read (SQRRR) Survey Question Read Recall Review /WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/49024304@N00/2540183846/
  • 16. Practice makes perfect Your brain doesn’t know the difference between what you actually did and what you imagined doing
  • 17. Surround yourself with Genius HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/SCHIPULITES/3277802024/
  • 18. Let’s talk about Change It is beautiful Start with a Plan (visualize and jot) Be terrified of Inaction Take small next steps WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/ALWAYSBECOOL/2859890259/
  • 19. Neuro-plasticity Your brain has amazing capacity to re-wire itself How you think about things will physically change your biochemistry Note the mental difference of typing and handwriting (in creating and consuming)
  • 20. Belief is Physical What you believe has physical repercussions on your brain “Aim High, Go High” Never limit yourself or you will fail every time
  • 21. Grow those Neurons HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/56008391@N00/373298584/
  • 22. To review... Take care of your Software and your Hardware Grow and diversify your Knowledge Portfolio Embrace Change
  • 23. Also, I <8 Robots Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware by Andy Hunt HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/22421294@N00/510706140/
  • 24. Yay Brains! Love, Katie and her brain Check out my live blog post here: http://www.happykatie.com/dailies/2009/03/ etech-2009-refactor-your-wetware.html http://www.flickr.com/photos/66125582@N00/457743309/