Kata: Discover the Art of Practice to Master New Practices

Tom Perry, Visa Inc.

Kata is a Japanese word describing detailed, choreographed patterns of movements one masters through practice. Unfortunately, in software development we use the term "practice" very loosely. Tom Perry shares the latest research into how performing deliberate practice-actually practicing a new skill to become proficient-works. As a representative example, Tom explores the techniques you can use to practice and hone your agile team leadership skills. Through individual exercises and collaborative games, learn how to refine and improve your leadership skills. Take back an understanding of what the impact of practicing new skills has on the performance of individuals and teams while you gain hands-on experience with different models of practice. As a bonus, you'll have a set of exercises to form your own deliberate practice for improving your leadership ability.

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