Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in the field of object-based design metrics and a background that includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems.
An internationally known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, agile development approaches, and the change process, Linda is the author of numerous articles and five books: Design Patterns in Communications Software (SIGS Reference Library), The Pattern Almanac 2000, The Patterns Handbook: Techniques, Strategies, and Applications (SIGS Reference Library), Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, and More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen.
When Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel Prize for developing a new model of how the brain works, it changed how we think about thinking. If you haven't had time to read Kahneman's book 'Thinking Fast and Slow,' or even if you have, Linda will 'translate' the model and what it means for us in working better. We know that our jobs involve thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making. We all want to do a better job of thinking fast and slow. Linda will help you get started with that.