My colleague and friend Magnus Ljadas and I are currently working to get Jerry Weinberg’s legendary (yeah!) workshop Problem Solving Leadership to Sweden, starring Gerald M. Weinberg himself, Esther Derby, and Johanna Rothman. We’re aiming for January 2009. To gauge the interest on the market, we’ve put up a form where anyone who’s interested in participating in this 6-day intensive workshop can sign up with us. We put the page up a couple of days ago, and a bunch of registrations have already rolled in.
We’ll be adding more information to the page as this moves along, but if you’re interested (and you should be, if you’re in software and want to hone your leadership skills), you should sign up right now.
Magnus and I participated in the PSL in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this March, and it was great. You get to experience effective and not so effective problem solving leadership hands on. For me, this was just right. Because I’ve read a lot of Jerry’s works before, the concepts per se were not new to me, but to experience them like this moved what I knew in my brain right into my heart and stomach. The entire week worked up to the final hours, which for me meant participating in an exercise that let me experience what I want work to be like. Flowing, natural, intense, adaptive, fun, effective. All of those. This, combined with the practical tools taught during the workshop made these days in Albuquerque an excellent investment of both time and money.