November 2014

I Feel Smarter

CHAOS Tuesday #68: is titled “I Feel Smarter”.  This show is dedicated to learning how to make others feel smarter. Working with people on a project is often like having a second family. One of the ways to make people comfortable and inspire them is to make them feel smart. Even Sorensen will enlighten us on some of the techniques he recommends to make people feel smarter.   Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to Evan, Lee Cunningham will explain how agile teams work with project management office (PMO).  Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne.  Thornton May gives us an idea how we can do that.

In this show we explore:

  •  Ways to make people feel smarter
  •  Ways to inspire people
  •  How agile teams can work with the PMO
  •  How the PMO can work with the agile process
  •  I can do that

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Evan Sorensen

Evan Sorensen is the founder and director of the New England Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy. After earning his MS Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology in 1995, Evan held clinical and executive leadership positions with well-known organizations in California and New Hampshire. Evan is currently an adjunct faculty professor for Providence College and Seminary – Graduate School of Counseling Psychology at the Calgary and Manitoba, Canada campuses.


Lee Cunningham

Lee Cunningham is the Director of Enterprise Agile Enablement at VersionOne. He works with senior organizational leaders around the globe, assisting them in developing business agility through alignment of all parts of the enterprise. He believes it is necessary for people to enjoy their work in order to consistently deliver high-value, high-quality products and services, and he derives great satisfaction in helping them do so.


Thornton May

Thornton May is a futurist, educator, anthropologist and author. May is the author of The New Know: Innovation Powered by Analytics. He leads the IT Leadership Academy, and FutureScapes Advisors, Inc. Thornton combines empirical research and insightfulness in pattern recognition with gift for storytelling to address the information technology management problems facing executives.



Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson is the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.


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