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TM Innovation Thinking: Evolve and Expand Your Capabilities NEW
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:00pm

Innovation is a word frequently tossed around in organizations today. The standard cliché is “Do more with less.” People and teams want to be innovative but often struggle with how to define, prioritize, implement, and track their innovation efforts. Jennifer Bonine shares the Innovation Types model to give you new tools to evolve and expand your innovation capabilities. Find out if your innovation ideas and efforts match your team and company goals. Learn how to classify your innovation and improvement efforts as core (to the business) or context (essential but non-revenue generating).

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Concurrent Sessions

BW3 This Is Not Your Father's Career: Advice for the Modern Information Worker
James Whittaker, Microsoft
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:30am

In an era where college dropouts run successful companies and creative entrepreneurs out-earn corporate vice presidents, working smart is clearly the new working hard. James Whittaker turns on their head the career rules that guided past generations and provides a new career manual for working smarter that speaks to the need for creativity, innovation, and insight. James teaches a set of skills designed for the modern era of working for companies, both big and small.

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BW7 You Said What? Becoming Aware of the Things We Say
Doc List, Doc List Enterprises
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 1:30pm

Most of us take language for granted. We use words without thinking about how they may affect others and then are surprised at the reaction we get. Learn the importance of language in building and maintaining high performing agile teams. Become more aware of the words you choose and the impact of those words on your listeners. Doc List presents a series of exercises in a game show format. Participants attempt to identify loaded words in seemingly simple statements and questions. Some of the exercises are written; others are acted out in role play.

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BW9 Gamification and Arbejdsglæde (Danish: Work Gladness/Joy)
Ryan Kleps, Boeing IT
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:45pm

You get paid for doing that? Is it possible to both work and have fun in a large corporate setting? Can joy be made part of the workplace? For the past few years Ryan Kleps and his colleagues have been conducting an informal social experiment using gamification (before they knew it had a name) in their corporate training modules to encourage participation, engagement, and enjoyment.

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BW11 You, Inc.: Building Your Personal Brand
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:45pm

Building the right personal brand is one of the most critical success factors in today’s workplace. Organizations develop a brand and image, but not many individuals think about their brand on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media outlets. Every person with career aspirations should be actively shaping their brand. As we interact with people, we want to influence them to support our efforts—approving projects, budgets, and funding; supporting our next career move; or recommending us for that promotion or raise we want.

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BT7 The Art and Science of Cloud-Based Performance Testing
Scott Barber, SmartBear
Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:30am

Although organizations spend a lot of time and money creating their applications, unfortunately they may not test them with a production-level user load. This often results in the application failing in production. The hardware cost to simulate thousands of concurrent users makes the organization think twice, so it tests with limited concurrent user volumes based on the available hardware.

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