Dave recently blogged on the physicality of thought and how physical activity stimulates a different form of thinking. This 1-day session is an opportunity to experiment with the physicality of thought by combining Dave’s mind-stretching lecture segments with both conversation and active thought with hill walks at Arthur’s Seat. The topics to be explored in this novel 1-day session will focus on Dave’s most current thinking on complexity, Agile, and Lean. The participants will determine the topics to be explored during the introduction and opening to the day together.
The schedule for the day will generally follow:
1. Introductions, framing questions, and opening by Dave
Participants will form into 2 or 3 groups (no more than 5) as diverse cohorts for small group explorations and discussions. We will look to group people based on hill walking experience to accommodate a range of paces.
2. Hill walk segment #1: The first group will walk with Dave and present questions and application examples for him to comment on and reflect. Other groups to explore topics on their own to prepare questions and application examples to present to Dave.
3. Hill walk segment #2: The 2nd group now walks with Dave and presents their questions and application examples for commentary and exploration. The other groups synthesize learnings and raise new questions and application examples.
4. OPTIONAL. Hill walk segment 3: If a sufficient number of participants allow for a third group a segment 3 session will be included.
5. Synthesis: A short class room session will be convened following the hill walking segments to synthesize learning and/or to expand exploration. Dave will close the session providing further insights on new developments in complexity and related fields relevant to Agile and Lean. Q/A as well as debate and challenge will be welcomed at all points of the day and in particular at the closing session.