[.NET@Night] Modeling Better Decisions - making quality decisions, quickly

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Quality decisions need to be made without a full analysis and include uncertainty.
Patterns exist. Comparing a new problem to an existing model can help elude analysis paralysis. A 2010 study by LexisNexis showed, “on average, employees spend more than half their workdays receiving and managing information rather than using it to do their jobs!” Recognizing what models we may be using to validate our gut instincts may help us find more models to expand our capabilities.

{Speakers}
[Skylar Watson]

Skylar Watson is a software consultant and agile coach who implements high-value software to satisfy customers needs. Skylar works with companies both domestically and internationally assisting in adopting agile software practices. As a coach, Skylar works with both leadership and developers to assure the organization that their business outcomes are driving the transformation.

[Dustin Thostenson]
Dustin Thostenson is an independent consultant, leading Delta3Consulting. He has been a developer, mentor, trainer and agile coach for over 2 decades. His passion lies in helping people grow and teams deliver. To keep it interesting he helps lead the Iowa .NET User Group and volunteers in Central Iowa. To keep it real he spends time with his wife and 4 kids. To keep it random he tweets @dustinson

{Meeting Agenda}

• 5:45 PM - 6:00 PM - Pizza
• 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Modeling Better Decisions

{Meeting Sponsor - Lean TECHniques}

​Lean TECHniques is built on three founding principles: building community, growing people, and improving client outcomes. ​​We specialize in information management consulting, staffing and custom product development. We pride ourselves in providing the highest possible quality and value for our clients and their customers. In order to achieve these results, we combine ​our client's expertise with our experienced software development, operations team and Lean/Agile methods that focus on transparency and value​.Lean TECHniques uses a Lean/Agile approach combined with DevOps to software product development. We believe in this approach due to its ability to gracefully handle change and uncertainty when developing and managing software-based products and services​ for our clients​.

Platinum Sponsor - QCI

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Platinum Sponsor - Source Allies

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