Next Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
4:00 Registration table opens
4:30 Educational presentation
5:35 New member welcome meeting
6:00 Dinner & announcements
7:00 Keynote presentation
Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon
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Smoked Tri-Tip With Chipotle Demi-Glace, Buttermilk Fried Walla Walla Onions With Cheddar & Chive Potato Cake, Seasonal Vegetables
Butternut Squash Risotto with Grilled Meyer Lemon, Dijon Crusted Tofu Steaks, Herb Roasted Broccolini, Pico de Gallo
Guinness Stout Cake - Layers of Guinness Stout Soaked Chocolate Cake, Filled with Rich Chocolate Mousse and Iced with Fudge Ganache
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The Possibilities Toolbox: 12 Keys to Seemingly Impossible Results and an Unstoppable Team
Intelligence, education, and experience don't guarantee results. Gallup estimates that about 70% of employees are not engaged in their work. About 90% managers aren't focusing on their organization's most important work, and over 80% of global teams judge themselves as unsuccessful. Obviously there's a giant chasm between knowing how to do something and doing it. Better technology and smarter people won't bridge this gap. The biggest challenges we face in working effectively, and working together, are attributable to our human nature. All of my professional life I've been striving to master these human skills, sometimes disparagingly referred to as 'touchy-feely'. Finally I've created a 'mindset toolkit' that makes these concepts succinct, accessible, and learnable. The 12 heuristics in this toolkit form a concrete strategy for achieving what seems impossible, but is merely difficult. They are:' Perception is Not Reality.' Complex is Not Complicated.' There is Not Box' Except in Our Minds.' Replace Judgment with Curiosity.' Impossible is Merely Difficult' Change Feels Uncomfortable' Different is Not Deficient.' Collaboration Beats Competition.' Creativity is Risky & Messy.' Most Failure is Avoidable.' Make Mistakes & Fail Forward' Lead From Any Chair. These 12 tools have the power to transform ourselves, our teams, and the results we achieve together. Let's apply these tools and ourselves to the greatest challenge of our time, solving the problems of Our World.
About the Speaker
Kimberly Wiefling, helps organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups of people into true teams. Her first book, Scrappy Project Management, was translated into Japanese by Nikkei Business Press. Scrappy Women in Business celebrates women's contributions to the business world through the power of storytelling, both in the book and on the companion website.
A physicist by education, she realized long ago the limits of technology devoid of human skills' the so-called 'touchy-feely' aspects of working in teams so vital to success, and so frequently overlooked. She's worked globally with people from over 50 different countries, and her clients include many well-known global brands in a wide variety of industries.
The Use Case Technique: An Overview
Use cases are an effective and widely used technique for eliciting software requirements. This usage-centric approach focuses on what users need to achieve with a system, rather than emphasizing system functionality. This presentation provides a practical and straightforward overview of the use case approach.
About the Speaker
Karl Wiegers, Karl Wiegers is Principal Consultant with Process Impact, a software process consulting and education company in Happy Valley, Oregon. Karl holds a PhD in organic chemistry. Karl's most recent book is "Software Requirements, 3rd Edition". He's also the author of the books "More About Software Requirements", "Practical Project Initiation", "Peer Reviews in Software", "Creating a Software Engineering Culture", and a memoir of life lessons titled "Pearls from Sand: How Small Encounters Lead to Powerful Lessons". Karl has written nearly 200 articles on many aspects of software development and management, chemistry, and military history.
You can reach Karl at www.ProcessImpact.com.
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