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Linda Rising

Independent Consultant

Linda Rising’s background includes university teaching and industry work in telecommunications, avionics, and strategic weapons systems. An internationally-known presenter on topics related to patterns, retrospectives, and the change process, Linda is the author of Design Patterns in Communications Software, The Pattern Almanac 2000, The Patterns Handbook, and coauthor (with Mary Lynn Manns) of Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas. Learn more information about Linda at

Speaker Presentations
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Problem Solving and Decision Making in Software Development

Unfortunately, those of us who struggle with complex problems for a living don't have time to keep up with the enormous amount of cognitive science research that could help us become better thinkers, better problem solvers, and better decision makers. Having devoted more than ten years to researching the fast-moving fields that almost daily reveal new information, Linda shares what she has uncovered—some of it surprising, some even counterintuitive. She summarizes the research and provides concrete tips for improving your individual, team, and organizational abilities.