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5 Things About ... Michael Foley
Some context  ...  <ul><li>B.A. In English Literature
M.B.A.
Myers-Briggs personality type:  INTJ
Career mantra: Reliable Software Delivery Through Continuous Integration; Build, deploy, test.
Works at Red Hat </li></ul>ho humm... boring...
My 5 Things  <ul><li>A camera
A punctuation mark
A picture frame
A yellow stickie pad
A bicycle </li></ul>
5 Things <ul><li>A camera
A punction mark
A picture frame
A yellow stickie pad
A bicycle </li></ul>These 5 things represent how I operate:  I perceive, I question, I understand things from multiple fra...
#1 A Camera
A Camera <ul><li>I am very observant.
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5 Things About Michael Foley

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5 Things About Michael Foley (that don't appear on his resume!)

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5 Things About Michael Foley

  1. 1. 5 Things About ... Michael Foley
  2. 2. Some context ... <ul><li>B.A. In English Literature
  3. 3. M.B.A.
  4. 4. Myers-Briggs personality type: INTJ
  5. 5. Career mantra: Reliable Software Delivery Through Continuous Integration; Build, deploy, test.
  6. 6. Works at Red Hat </li></ul>ho humm... boring...
  7. 7. My 5 Things <ul><li>A camera
  8. 8. A punctuation mark
  9. 9. A picture frame
  10. 10. A yellow stickie pad
  11. 11. A bicycle </li></ul>
  12. 12. 5 Things <ul><li>A camera
  13. 13. A punction mark
  14. 14. A picture frame
  15. 15. A yellow stickie pad
  16. 16. A bicycle </li></ul>These 5 things represent how I operate: I perceive, I question, I understand things from multiple frames of reference, I work in an Agile/Scrum methodology, and I move forward.
  17. 17. #1 A Camera
  18. 18. A Camera <ul><li>I am very observant.
  19. 19. I likes details.
  20. 20. Looks for the beauty in common things. Nuances. Subtlety.
  21. 21. Observant like a camera.
  22. 22. Collect my own data. </li></ul>
  23. 23. #2 My Favorite Punctuation Mark Is a ....
  24. 24. Ask “Why?” <ul><li>Questions things.
  25. 25. Root Cause Analysis </li><ul><li>Ask “why?” to fully map out the causes, motivations, and reasons behind a situation.
  26. 26. It is only when we fully understand “why?” can we begin to change things. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. #3 Picture Frames
  28. 28. Picture Frames <ul><li>Understands that everyone sees things through a frame of reference. Examples of frames of reference are: </li><ul><li>Location, education, past experiences, culture, motivations, beliefs, role at work </li></ul><li>Our frame of reference greatly influences how each of us sees and understands things. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Everyone has a different Frame of Reference Project managers, executives, technical people, customers, suppliers, etc... each have a different frame of reference
  30. 30. Frames can limit us <ul><li>Recognizes that our frames of reference can be a barrier to critical thinking. </li><ul><li>We can reject data that does not fit into our frame.
  31. 31. We sub-consciously fill in gaps in the data with our own data from our own experiences.
  32. 32. We sometimes argue with, ignore, or become frustrated with people who have different frames of reference than our own. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Picture Frames <ul><li>I challenge and question my own frame of reference.
  34. 34. I put myself in other people’s shoes to try and understand each person’s frame of reference.
  35. 35. I communicate effectively with people in their frame of reference. (customers, executives, technical people, etc...) </li></ul>
  36. 36. #4 Yellow Stickie Notes
  37. 37. Yellow Stickie Notes as symbols of Agile/Scrum Methodology <ul><li>I am effective, and enjoy, working in an Agile/Scrum methodology
  38. 38. I think it is a great way for teams to operate providing: </li><ul><li>Project management, transparency, task breakdown, course corrections, retrospectives, iterative development </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. #5 A Bicycle
  40. 40. Bicycles <ul><li>Once I started riding a bicycle, I learned a lot. </li><ul><li>You can go a lot further than you think you can.
  41. 41. Keep moving forward.
  42. 42. If you want to go really far, work with people.
  43. 43. Enjoy the company of the people you are riding with.
  44. 44. Stop and smell the roses.
  45. 45. It’s about the journey, not the destination. </li></ul></ul>
  46. 46. My 5 Things <ul><li>I perceive, I question, I understand complex issues from multiple frames of reference and collaborate well, I work in Agile/Scrum environments, and I get things done. </li></ul>

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