Technical Excellence and Leadership Skills

VSW14 Roll with the Changes - Boosting Your Adaptability Quotient


4:00pm - 5:15pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Angela Dugan

Cloud Solution Architecture Manager


Being a technologist means everything around us is in a constant state of change. Tools, requirements, process, maybe even team members! When things around you change, do you scream, 'Why are we always changing things?" or "What if we just wait?". Or do you instead embrace it and ride the wave of change and innovation? The ability to recognize and adapt to change as it is happening can make or break the success of yourself, your team, or your organization.

Think you're adaptable? How do you know? We've all heard of IQ, but what about… AQ? Not just another acronym, your AQ represents a concrete score of your Adaptability Quotient. Come learn how you can be more aware of your own adaptability, and respond to our complex, ever-changing world. In this session, we will explore AQ in real-world terms, and talk about how to measure, test, and most importantly, develop our adaptability. We'll explore tools and practices to help you and your teams effectively roll with the random chaos that life throws your way.

You will learn:

  • What is AQ?
  • Ways to measure AQ
  • Techniques for effectively rolling with the random chaos life throws your way