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AgileSoCal Meeting - Wed 8/21 6:00 PM - The Power of Intuition - Jim Elvidge

Paul H.
AgileLogic
Fullerton, CA
Post #: 38

This month we welcome back one of our most popular and thought-provoking speakers.

Agile teams are met with a more rapid flow of new information every day, and need to make quick, effective decisions in the face of uncertainty. How can they do that?

Join us in August as Jim Elvidge explores the power of the intuitive decision-making capabilities we all have, and how an agile team can harness them to their advantage.


When: Wednesday, August 21st <-- Back to our usual 3rd Wednesday!
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.


***** Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com !!! *****


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The Power of Intuition in the Age of Uncertainty

We have passed into a new era; one in which it is impossible to keep up with the flow of information. As a result, uncertainty and ambiguity play an exponentially increasing role in our workplace and our lives. We can no longer rely on methodical analysis to make decisions. Fortunately, there is a powerful method for making quality yet fuzzy decisions that fits perfectly into a probe-sense-respond type of system; in other words, most every situation that we encounter.

This talk will demonstrate how agile principles are becoming increasingly important in today’s age of uncertainty. Jim will then discuss the incredible power of the subconscious mind and how it actually processes the same data as the conscious mind, but in a much more effective manner. Methods to enhance the power of your own intuition will be explored and practiced via workshop exercises. This concept should be extremely useful for agile coaches, ScrumMasters, catalytic leaders, and others working in an industry fraught with ambiguity.


Your Speaker:

Jim Elvidge has had 25+ years of fun in the web, eCommerce, financial, communications and entertainment industries. Today, as a Senior Agile Consultant (CSM, CSP) with BigVisible Solutions, Jim focuses on helping companies transform to become more lean and agile in all aspects of their business. On the side, he dabbles in alternative theories in science and philosophy and has appeared on many talk radio shows throughout the world.


Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618
Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.


Thanks to Capital Group (www.thecapitalgroup.com) for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne (www.versionone.com) for the food and agile stuff.
Thanks to BigVisible (www.bigvisible.com) for sponsoring our educational program.
Thanks to Rally Software (www.rallydev.com) for free agile stuff.
Thanks to JetBrains (www.jetbrains.com) for free tool licenses.
Thanks to Mike Cohn (www.mountaingoatsoftware.com) for free agile books.
Thanks to O'Reilly (www.oreilly.com) for free e-books.


To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to agilesocal@gmail.com and be present to win.


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