Software development happens in your head - not in an editor, IDE, or design tool. We're well educated on how to work with software and hardware, but what about wetware, our brains? Join Andy Hunt for a look at how the brain really works (hint: it's a dual processor, shared bus design) and how to use the best tool for the job by learning to think differently about thinking. Andy looks at the importance of context and the role of expert intuition in software development.
Learn to take advantage of pole-bridging and integration thinking. Compare different laterally-specialized functions, including synthesis vs. analysis and sequential processing vs. pattern-matching. Discover the one simple habit that separates the geniuses from the "wanna-bees."
Andy helps you discover how to learn more deliberately by managing your knowledge portfolio. Explore practical learning techniques including mind maps, reading techniques, situational feedback, and how best to cope with the torrent of new information that assaults each of us.
LEARN HOW TO:
* Take advantage of pole-bridging and integration thinking.
* Compare different laterally-specialized functions, including synthesis vs. analysis and sequential processing vs. pattern-matching.
* Discover the one simple habit that separates the geniuses from the "wanna-bees."
Journey from Novice to Expert
* The Five Dreyfus Model Stages
* Dreyfus at Work: Herding Racehorses and Racing Sheep
* Using the Dreyfus Model Effectively
This Is Your Brain
* Your Dual-CPU Modes
* Linear and Rich Characteristics
* DIY Brain Surgery and Neuroplasticity
Get in Your Right Mind
* Draw on the Right Side
* Engage an R-mode to L-mode Flow
* Harvest R-mode
Debug Your Mind
* Meet Your Cognitive Biases
* Recognize Your Generational Affinity
* Codifying Your Personality Tendencies
* Exposing Hardware Bugs
* Create a Pragmatic Investment Plan
* Use Enhanced Learning Techniques
* Read Deliberately with SQ3R
* Visualize Insight with Mind Maps
* Learn by Teaching
* Play in Order to Learn
* Embed Failing in Practice
* Learn About the Inner Game
* Sensory Overrides
* Increase Focus and Attention
* Manage Your Knowledge
* Control Context
* Effective Change
* What to Do Tomorrow Morning
* Beyond Expertise
Added by Skills Matter on November 3, 2008