The New Sheriff in Town*
Congratulations, you got that new green-field job where no one has done what you're going to do.....now what?
My career specialty is walking into chaos and organizing it. I have always thought of this as the sheriff riding into town and bringing the law so that the town can grow up with grids and opera houses and two room schools.
I’d like to take almost two decades of my thrown-in-the-deep-end experience and share them with you, breaking down how you can find out what needs to happen and how you’re going to do it and look like a hero.
new job, chaos, order, green field, deep end, managing up
I have spoken before at OSBridge and Write the Docs. I also have experience as a panel presenter at several non-technical conventions.
If you had told Heidi that her career would be writing thousand-page research papers, she might not have taken up technical writing. But she did, and now she gets to learn and teach about topics as diverse as pre-OS boot sequences, the amount of spam you aren’t seeing, Medicaid billing codes, and The Cloud. When she is not reading white papers for work, she bike commutes, maintains a family, and writes about the intersection of Agile development methods and handcrafting.
- Title: Life-Hacking and Personal Time Management for the Rest of Us
- Track: Hacks
- Room: B302/303
- Time: 3:45 – 4:30pm
Almost all the books and articles out there about taking Agile methods into your personal life seem geared to people who have control over their schedules. What about those of us who have childcare, eldercare, or other incompressible schedule demands?
- Speakers: H. Waterhouse