“It is not that often that I get to see things in a new light like this, but now I get to rethink everything I know about my field in this whole new light. That is so exciting!” – A very satisfied student
Learn how I have helped international big businesses as well as my own startups for 17 years to reshape blurry, vague and often contradicting ideas into crystal clear businesses, products, and software systems! Getting your concepts straight, early on, in any development effort is often what makes the difference between success and failure.
In this course you will learn everything of value about the special technique of concept mapping hat I have successfully employed in hundreds of workshops with both people working in business and people working in IT, always with great success. I also use concept mapping on an everyday basis as a means ofcommunicating more clear, acquiring knowledge faster, developing and designing better systemsand catalyst creative thinking.
A special note for software developers and software analysts, talking the course; The concept mapping (also called domain modelling or conceptual modelling) thought in this course gives you a very thorough understanding on the foundations of object-oriented class modelling. I have for more than 17 years professionally developed object-oriented systems and for more than 5 years I worked in a small company together with some of the founding “fathers” (including Ivar Jacobson) of UML and Object Oriented Design (OOD), where we developed tools for Software Architects and Analysts.
Concept mapping will propel your success rate in delivering value and getting rid of the most crucial waste; the waste of doing the wrong things, in the wrong order for the wrong reason.
“I want to underline the excellent quality of the course and can only encourage people to take it. Thanks Per.” – A student
About the course
“I consider this a FAR better value for the price than most college courses I’ve taken, and I took a rigorous engineering course of study, so that is all the more impressive.”
In addition to being here on Udemy, I deliver this course as a 2-day classroom session priced at $2,000 per student. Now you are getting the full value to a fraction of that cost.
Click the “take this course” button, top right, now… Are you willing to spend even an hour more on wasting money on unsuccessful product, business and software concepts?
|Section 1: Introduction|
Who Am I? (if you like to know)
Course Introduction – Imagine If No One Used The Same Terms For Any Things
A Concept Map of Udemy and General Applications Areas Of Concept Mapping
Course Goals And Organisation
Two Ways To Complete The Course – Theory First or Practice First
|Section 2: The Cognitive Foundation Of Concept Mapping|
Introduction To The Cognitive Foundation Of Concept Mapping
We Have Three Memory Systems In Our Brains
Semantic Memory And Knowledge Persistence
Brains Love Visualizations!
How Does Creative Thinking Work?
Let’s Eat Our Own Dog Food: A Concept Map Of The Cognitive Foundation
Cognitive Science Quiz
|Section 3: Philosophical foundations of conceptual analysis – introduction|
The Whole Philosophy Section In Just One Lecture!
What Happens In A Room When We Visualize Our Concepts Together?
Ogden’s Triangle – “This Fellow Isn’t Insane; We Are Only Doing Philosophy”
Four Theories Of The Concept of Concept – How Hard Could It Be?
The Classical Theory About Concepts – How It All Began
The Prototype Theory About Concepts – Is A Dove More Of A Bird Than A Penguin?
The Theory Theory About Concepts – Is It Even Possible To Have The Same Concept?
A Pluralism About Concepts – Perhaps Many Theories Are Needed
Important! You Now Have Two Options On How To Proceed!
|Section 4: Philosophical Foundations Of Conceptual Analysis – Continued|
The Intentionality Of The Mind – “My Adding Machine Understands Nothing”
Summary So Far – We Have Concepts In Intentional States In Our Minds!
The Network And The Background – “The Whole Hurly-Burly Of Human Actions”
Collective Intentionality – I Think That You Think That I Think That You Think..
Summary – First Corner – Concepts In Intentional States About Others’ States
Language – Second Corner – Communicate Your Meaning
Terms and Propositions – The Signified and The Signifier
Generativity and Compositionality – The Key Mechanisms Of Any Language
Sentence Meaning Is Not Enough! “Yes I Can; I’d Just Use My Legs!”
“The King of France is Bald” Is False,But So Is “The King Of France is Not Bald”
The Indeterminacy Of Translation – “Lo! An Undetached Rabbit-Part!”
Speech Acts – “Sorry, I Can’t. My Mother-In-Law Won’t Allow Me!”
Meaning Through Speech Acts – “There Is a Fluffy Mouse Catcher On The Mat”
Five Types Of Speech Acts – All You Need!
The Strange Thing About Declarations About Declarations – We Create Our World
Steven Pinker on – Language as a Window into Human Nature
Speech Act Quiz
Summary – Second Corner – We Refer To Concepts In Our Minds Using Speech Acts
The World Of Objects and Facts – Third Corner In The Triangle
The Ontological Nature Of Objects – Let’s Get Deep!
Properties And Relations – “Being In Love” Is A Special Kind Of Relation
Objects and Properties Quiz
Facts And Truth – “The Cat Is Not On The Mat” Is Also A Fact
Social Facts – Objectively True Knowledge About Subjectively Relative Phenomena
Status Functions – A Rock, A Table And A President Are Very Different Things
Summary – The Triangle In A New Light
|Section 5: Lessons Learned By Our Deeper Knowledge About How Create Our World|
Lessons Learned – Overview
Meaning Breakdown – Do They Agree And Do They Think They Agree?
Slow Knowledge Acquisition – There Is So Much Time To Save
Language Legacy – When Language Prevents Strategic Breakthroughs
Rigid Information Systems – Envision Your Future When Conceptualizing
Creative Leap Catalyst – See The Hidden Links No One Else Does
Early Customer Acceptance Of Language – Ground Your Language Collectively
Conclusions So Far – Visualization Of Concepts Eliminates Communication Waste!
|Section 6: Notation – The Boxes And Arrows And Their Semantics|
What is a model? A Model And It’s Subject
Domain Models – It’s In the Eye Of The Beholder
What is a model more formally?
The Unified Modeling Language – The Notation We Are Using In This Course
UML Classes and Instances – The “Boxes”
Classes and Instances Quiz
UML Associations – The “Lines”
UML Generalizations – “Those That Resemble Flies From A Distance”
UML Packages – “Divide and Conquer”
|Section 7: Concept modeling workshop techniques – Perform An Outstanding Workshop|
Introduction To Workshop And Facilitation
Workshop Storytelling – Once Upon A Time…
Object Diagram Examples – Complexity Does Not Mean That It Is Wrong
Pattern Recognition – “That Would Be Shunting I Suppose”
Conceptual Patterns – Do Not Reinvent The Wheel
Thing – Information Pattern – “I Do Not Store My Kid In A Database”
Party – Role Pattern – “Who Are You? It Depends Who Is Asking?”
Concepts and Processes – “The Concept Of Skies And Skiing Are Inseparable”
Finding The Generic-Specific Sweet-Spot
Exercise – Finding Flight Domain Concepts – It’s Time For You To Enter The Stage
Flight Domain Example Solution – One Of Many Ways To Solve It
Workshop Exercise – Homework For You To Do. Post Your Results In The Forum!
Diagram Composition – Watch How Easy It Is To Make Something Incomprehensible!
Diagram Composition Quiz
|Section 8: Package your concept model|
Packaging Your Concept Model – Handle A Growing System
Guidelines When Packaging Your Model
Evaluation Of Package Organisation – A Fuzzy Logic Problem
Package Dependencies – “I Depend On You”
Exercise – Packaging Of The Flight Domain Model
Example – Packaging The Foundational Domain Model
I am one of the co-founders and CEO of Soundtrap, a service that lets musicians make music online in the cloud, collaborating together in the creative process from a multitude of devices. We were featured at Google IO 2014 in San Francisco and I delivered a 45-minute session together with Google that showcased the site. (Check the session out on YouTube if you like, it’s called “Making music mobile with the web”)
I have, for the last 16 years, worked in a number of businesses and industries internationally, as a software and management professional as well as an entrepreneur. Examples of industries with many years of experience are: asset finance, logistics, software migration, software development tools, mobile services, e-learning, music recording, fundraising and fitness concept development.
My specialty lies in having deep knowledge in both software development (been hacking since I was a kid and have worked as a software architect for more then 16 years) and business/product development, having managed +75 people large regulatory business projects and also founded businesses myself.
Most often I work as a leader in projects and take on roles such as product developer, CEO, CTO, CMO, growth hacker, project manager, architect, analyst or teacher/mentor.
I have run and am running (as co-funder) a number of start-ups in the areas of fundraising, mobile consumer service, business development training, software migration and music recording studio software.