Context Driven Everything Are you aware of the context you are in? Do you use that awareness to its full potential?


Thursday 19th,

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


Talks (Track 2) – Indoor Hall

Session Type

25-minute Talk,

All levels


Anyone willing to accept their context as something valuable


  • Being aware of your context is a skill you can benefit from
  • Being aware of the context will help you to improve in your work
  • By knowing the context you can be more effective in your work
  • A context driven mindset can be applied to yourself, your team and your company
  • A context driven mindset can be of use when choosing the right tools, processes and peoples skills

Our behaviour and interactions are all driven by the context we find ourselves in. Being Context Driven is a skill to use that awareness to your advantage. Are you context driven?

While driving our car on the highway we know that we can switch lanes, we know what speed we are allowed to drive and we know what our car can do for us on the highway. A lot of times we know that in our subconsciousness, but what if you look at that from a conscious level? Would you maybe act differently at certain moments? Everything we do takes place in a certain context. Whether it's doing grocery shopping, developing software or driving your car. The context determines how we look at things, how we interact with them and it even determines how we behave. In this talk, Klaartje and Patrick will talk about the opportunities your context gives as long as you are aware of the fact that this context exists. They will share their own experiences and how they benefited from that awareness. In this talk we shed a light on three specific situations where awareness of your context may influence your decisions: - Within the company: Does your company have certain rules or agreements you need to fit in to, whether they are right for the situation or not? (I.e. "We have licenses for these tools so use those!") - Within the team: Given your current context do you have the right people in your team to accomplish the goals set for that team? - Within yourself: How do you act within or outside of different events? (I.e "Asking questions is allowed in refinement, but not when development has started") Being aware of the context gives you the opportunity to make better decisions for your tooling, for the way you interact with your software and for the way you do your day to day work. Its your responsibility to use the context to your advantage.

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