Friday, 16 March 2007

Herding Racehorses, Racing Sheep - Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas, ruby genius, founder of the pragmatic programmers range of books, speaks about the importance of recognising the knowledge in yourself and your team.

Using the Dreyfus Model as a method of understanding Dave spoke in what can only be described as a brilliant, inspiring pantomime, the levels and habits of people with different amounts of knowledge.

The importance of setting goals, rules and boundaries for novices, the criticality of enabling intuition in Experts by not questioning why, but just trusting them.

As good as he is in print. Off to another one.......:-)

1 comment:

Ben Holland said...

Hey Ben, good to meet you at qcon. I started a blog at spaghetti people. I thought I would comment on how I get on with agile at my place.