AYE Conference 2009
Why have I subscribed to the AYE conference this year?
Like Jerry Weinberg's "Becoming a Technical Leader" book describes (inspired from Virginia's Satir Change Model), I think I have attained a strong plateau in my professional abilities... I mean, I certainly continue to progress, refining some of my mental models, principles and techniques ; technically, I also try to learn other frameworks from home, but... I somehow feel the unpleasant and growing belief of a stagnation. I'm going there to be intellectually jiggled. I'm now looking for ways to aim at my next "great leap forward".
On top of it, the conference format and the idea of meeting prestigious hosts have finished to convince me to join the adventure this year.
"Amplify Your Effectiveness" - what an appealing tagline... OK, let's play the game! Here's a list of some key areas I want to be more effective at:
- exchanging views with archetype Routine managers (those who look for stacks of documentation / who tend to favor blaming or ultrareasonable style of management),
- pinpointing and eliminating sources of impediments for a team progress,
- fostering a energetic, positive team dynamics (and making it last),
- quickly recognizing system patterns in foreign environments (and jiggling judiciously),
- managing projects with unmeetable schedules and/or technical debts,
- reflecting on myself and my actions (to learn about me, my strengths and weaknesses).
What a program... daunting isn't it? May the conference help me to grow!
I promise to post another message in a few weeks, to describe what I have learned / liked / disliked.