QCon is a practitioner-driven conference designed for technical team leads, architects, and project managers who influence software innovation in their teams.

Training: "Systems Thinking and Methods"

Track: Training / Time: To be announced / Location: To be announced

In this full-day workshop, you will learn how to analyze and influence any system. (There's no such thing as "control"!) We will take a sociotechnical view of systems that draws on lean thinking, cybernetics, complex adaptive systems, and human factors. Using these perspectives, we will look at how systems work, how you can optimize them, and the many ways they can fail.

During this workshop, you will be asked to stretch your thinking into one or more new paradigms to understand how the same dynamics can sometimes create inertia and other times create radically nonlinear change.

Michael T. Nygard, Author of "Release It!"

Michael T. Nygard

Biography: Michael T. Nygard

Michael Nygard has written and co-authored several books, including "Release It!", "Beautiful Architecture", "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know" and "Java Developer’s Reference".

Michael says he strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers.

An expert in highly-available, highly-scalable commerce systems, Michael has been professional programmer and architect for over 15 years. In that time, Michael has delivered systems to the U. S. Government, the military, banking, finance, agriculture, and retail industries.

Twitter: @mtnygard
Websites: www.michaelnygard.com, http://thinkrelevance.com
Publications: Release It!, 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know, Beautiful Architecture