Presentation: "Deliberate Practice"

Time: Thursday 12:05 - 13:05

Location: Westminster Suite, Fourth Floor


I will discuss what deliberate practice is and isn't, and debunk a few myths concerning talent and expertise.

How do you develop expertise? Peter Norvig writes: "The key is deliberative practice: not just doing it again and again, but challenging yourself with a task that is just beyond your current ability, trying it, analyzing your performance while and after doing it, and correcting any mistakes. Then repeat. And repeat again."

For a developer, deliberate practice means trying new things, trying old things with a view to making them fresh and trying to move from accidental practice to intentional discipline. Deliberate practice improves technical agility through increased self awareness.

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Jon Jagger, Passionate about helping people improve their effectiveness

 Jon  Jagger
Jon Jagger is a 2B years old (in hexadecimal) self employed software coach-consultant-mentor-trainer-programmer etc specializing in agile software development (people, principles and process), test driven development, deliberate practice, design, analysis, OO, UML, curly bracket languages (C#, C, C++, Java). He works on a no win, no fee basis. He used to be the ECMA TG2 C# convenor. He's had a couple of C# books published. He's married to the beautiful Natalie, and proud father of Ellie, Penny and Patrick. He loves freshwater fishing. River fishing in particular. He lives in England.
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