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"First-Aid Clinic for Change Agents"




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First-Aid Clinic for Change Agents

Tuesday, 13:30, half day



Linda Rising, Independent consultant
Mary Lynn Manns, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Tutorial number: 39

Struggling to help your team or organization become more innovative? Have great ideas but can't seem to get them off the ground? This tutorial is for you! Many people who attend OOPSLA uncover new ideas they want to take back, but then struggle to make something happen. In this tutorial you will hear the secrets of successful change agents as documented in the presenter's latest book: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. The tutorial format allows you to learn some of these patterns and apply them to your problems.

Beginner: Anyone who is trying to introduce new ideas and is at least familiar with the notion of patterns.

Linda Rising, Independent consultant:  Linda Rising has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. She has been working with object technologies since 1983. She is the editor of A Patterns Handbook, The Pattern Almanac 2000, and Design Patterns in Communication Systems. She has a number of publications including: "Patterns for Collaboration," Cutter IT Journal, February 2005. This and other articles are available on her web site: www.lindarising.org. She has presented a number of tutorials and workshops at JAOO, OOPSLA, and other conferences. Her new book co-authored with Mary Lynn Manns is titled: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. She has over 20 years of academic teaching experience and over 15 years of industrial training experience.

Mary Lynn Manns, University of North Carolina at Asheville:  Mary Lynn Manns earned her PhD from De Montfort University in England in the area of introducing software patterns into organizations. Her 20-year teaching experience in academia and industry includes an outstanding teaching award in 1995. She is currently at the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she has taught courses in computer science and management information systems. Her new book is now available: Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, co-authored with Linda Rising. Mary Lynn has done numerous presentations on the topic of introducing new ideas into organizations.