Know how to use an iterative, incremental framework to create improvements in software? You can use those mad skillz to make your life more awesome too! Come learn and share how agile techniques can be used to achieve personal goals and lower your stress – and even to get the most out of SXSW. Walk away with immediate, practical, positive actions you can take. Ideas to discuss:
• What day-to-day or minute-to-minute techniques will allow me to satisfy shorter-term goals while building up to bigger progress?
• How can I exploit my little monkey brain to get it to actually do stuff that will make my life better?
• How can I stay aligned to the big picture while working on today's challenges?
Tags: productivity, agile, lifehacks, happiness, self-development
by Beth Hallmark and Karen Hudgins
Every organization wants to do the best job possible, often by providing terrific customer service and producing killer web content. And it usually starts out that way –– in the early stages. But after your ideas and concepts bounce from team to team, they often become watered down and ineffective.
Bringing people with different viewpoints and backgrounds together can be a challenge without taking precise steps, making sure each employee understands –– and is understood –– and how to effectively communicate and “on board” your teams toward your organization’s vision.
Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case. By bringing teams together and creating shared goals and communication plans, strategic visions can exist in eternal harmony.
This discussion will focus on methods to put your workplace’s teams on common ground with shared strategic vision and core competencies that result in a happy workplace, with high-performing, Zen-inspired employees.
11th–15th March 2011