1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE
London, England

We are delighted to inform you that Andy Hunt will be in the UK for one day only on 11th May to deliver his Pragmatic Thinking and Learning workshop exclusively at Skills Matter!

This is the only opportunity to be trained by Andy in the UK this year so is an event not to be missed!

And to ensure that as many delegates can attend as possible we are offering seats at a massive 50% discount.

Full details of the course and online booking at http://skillsmatter.com/course/agile-scrum/andy-hunts-pragmatic-thinking-learning-refactor-your-wetware/ng-36

Andy Hunt's Pragmatic Thinking & Learning: Refactor your Wetware
Duration: 1 day
Date: Monday 11th May 2009
Location: Skills Matter, 1 Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE.

Overview: 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.

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

Learn Deliberately

* Create a Pragmatic Investment Plan
* Use Enhanced Learning Techniques
* Read Deliberately with SQ3R
* Visualize Insight with Mind Maps
* Learn by Teaching

Gain Experience

* Play in Order to Learn
* Embed Failing in Practice
* Learn About the Inner Game
* Sensory Overrides

Manage Focus

* Increase Focus and Attention
* Manage Your Knowledge
* Control Context

Beyond Expertise

* Effective Change
* What to Do Tomorrow Morning
* Beyond Expertise

View the course outline and book online at http://skillsmatter.com/course/agile-scrum/andy-hunts-pragmatic-thinking-learning-refactor-your-wetware/ng-36

Why attend? This course is aimed at anyone interested in taking a pragmatic approach to thinking and learning and wanting to improve their skills as a software developer, manager or modern knowledge worker. It is also ideal for anyone wishing to develop their career skills, gain a competitive advantage and to stand out from the crowd in in today's turbulent job market!

About the Author
Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He co-authored the best-selling book "The Pragmatic Programmer," was one of the 17 founders of the Agile Alliance, and co-founded the Pragmatic Bookshelf, publishing award-winning and critically acclaimed books for software developers.

Special Offer: Andy will be in London on 11th May to deliver this course. The standard price is £695 per delegate, but we are offering seats at half price - that's only £347.50 per delegate!

Volume Discounts: Book 5 or more delegates on this course and receive an additional 10% group booking discount. Book 10 or more delegates on the course and you will receive 15% group booking discount!

Places are limited and strictly on a first come, first served basis so reserve your seat now at http://skillsmatter.com/course/agile-scrum/andy-hunts-pragmatic-thinking-learning-refactor-your-wetware

We look forward to seeing you in May!

Kind regards
The Skills Matter Team

Official Website: http://skillsmatter.com/course/agile-scrum/andy-hunts-pragmatic-thinking-learning-refactor-your-wetware/ng-36

Added by skillsmatter2009 on April 20, 2009