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Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
Is not about it, is all about sailing
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Is not about it, is all about sailing

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Being a good IT consultant is hard and is not always obvious what are the skills we have to develop. In this presentation I talk about Sailing, one of my favorite hobby. I'm making a parallelism …

Being a good IT consultant is hard and is not always obvious what are the skills we have to develop. In this presentation I talk about Sailing, one of my favorite hobby. I'm making a parallelism between being a good sailor man and being a good consultant. Someone the customers can trust and without fear to fail or dear.

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  • 1. IS NOT ABOUT IT, IS ALL ABOUT SAILING Luca Foppiano luca@foppiano.org @whitenoise www.flickr.com/photos/lfoppiano
  • 2. ABOUT ME Allianz Medtronic European Patent Office Fedora linux LOLUG Music Surf Snowboarding Travels Machine learning Sailing NLP
  • 3. ABOUT ME Sport addicted ! Sailing passionate ! !
  • 4. SAILING You need to communicate You need to plan You need to be an A-team (not a B or a C team) ! why in software development would that be different?
  • 5. A-TEAM
  • 6. WHAT MAKES A TEAM AN ATEAM?
  • 7. Look in the mirror!!!
  • 8. LOOK IN THE MIRROR It is never only fault of other people Can we observe ourselves and say what we can improve? Are we aware of our mistake and weaknesses? Working on ourselves is the starting point to build an ATeam.
  • 9. WHAT CAN I DO?
  • 10. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. William A. Ward
  • 11. The art of a sailor is to leave nothing to chance. Annie Van de Wiele
  • 12. COMMUNICATION IS EVERYTHING Communication is the most underestimated cause of failure in people relation Customer-Supplier relation is doomed by communication inefficiency Communication is like a bridge connecting cities
  • 13. DON’T BE AFRAID TO DARE…
  • 14. ... LATER MIGHT BE MORE DIFFICULT TO MANAGE
  • 15. DON’T BE AFRAID TO DARE Failure is an inevitable process Experience is built more on failure than on success Fail fast and do it with style Learn from your failures - learn from other’s failures Take risks now, instead of later, where failure might be more difficult to manage
  • 16. WHERE MY CONFORT ZONE ENDS?
  • 17. WHERE MY CONFORT ZONE ENDS? We like our confort zone We tend to sit once the situation is stable Stability might kill our ambition Strive to challenge yourself Strive to exit your confort zone Strive to change the world
  • 18. Thanks!

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