Pragmatic Thinking And Learning Round 1

Started November 27, 2008


Chapter 2 — Dryfus Model

1. What are your primary skills at work? How well do you rank in each skill according to the Dryfus model?

  • Technical Lead
    • Java Language and JDK — Proficient (4)
    • J2EE (JNDI, JSP, EJBs, JCA, JMS) — Competent (3)
    • Prominent Java Frameworks (Spring, Struts, Hibernate, iBatis, ) — Competent (3)
    • Unix shell scripting — Competent (3)
    • Dynamic Languages (Ruby, Perl, Python, Groovy) — Advanced Beginner (2)
    • Continuous Integration — Advanced Beginner (2)
    • Mentoring — Competent (3)
  • Technical Scrum Master
    • Agile/Lean/Pragmatic Software Development techniques — Competent (3)
    • Personal GTD — Advanced Beginner (2)
  • Consultant
    • Organizational Awareness — Advanced Beginner (2)
    • Interpersonal Communication — Proficient (4)
    • Client Relationship Management (Do I give my customer the "Warm Fuzzy Feeling"?) — Novice (1)

Chapter 3 — This is Your Brain

1. Make a list of software apps you love and ones that you despise. Then consider the aesthetics of the members of those lists. Is it a factor?

  • Like
    • Google Earth
    • Eclipse
    • Things (Mac)
  • Dislike
    • iTunes
    • git tcl/tk
    • Things (iPhone)

**2. What aspects of work and home life target your L-Mode? What aspects target your R-mode?

  • L-Mode activities/aspects at work:
    • Logically stepping through a solution.
    • Bookkeeping type coding work.
  • R-Mode activities/aspects at work:
    • Figuring out "what should I do next?"
    • Getting focused
    • Thinking of what is causing a problem we're having
  • L-Mode activities/aspects at home:

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  • R-Mode activities/aspects at home:

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