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Wednesday, July 27 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Self-Experimentation: Radical Continuous Learning (Thomas Perry)

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Have you ever struggled to convince a team that your ideas have merit? How can you tell if the change you proposed at the last retrospective will actually pay off? How can we build a mindset of experimentation into team behavior? What if there were a powerful way to demonstrate through your own actions the legitimacy (or fallacy) of your ideas?
Self experimentation offers us a way to test out our ideas and demonstrate their validity. It offers us a way to demonstrate, through modeling the desired behavior, a mindset of experimentation and validation. Self-experimentation has a long history in disciplines like psychology, chemistry and medicine.
Tom Perry shares strategies for setting up self-experiments of your own. Starting with identifying antecedent behaviors, definition of the reinforcement and other behavior modification mechanisms, with hands on examples he teaches how we can use self-experimentation to improve our own performance as well as our teams.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Teach people about self-experimentation and how it works
  • Collectively create a constellation of ideas for experiments that everyone can use to improve
  • Provide a set of custom designed experiments for each individual

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Thomas Perry

Founder, Thomas Perry LLC
Tom has been working as a transformation agent in software development for over 20 years. He has worked on teams at startup companies, large corporations in the Fortune 100 and the State and Federal Government. His background includes testing, development, project/program management... Read More →

Wednesday July 27, 2016 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Regency VII