Galen Murdock Speaks to Graduating MBA Class on ‘Embracing Uncertainty’

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Galen Murdock, CEO of Veracity Solutions which provides agile software development solutions, presented to a full classroom of MBA students and professors at the University of Utah November 14th. The students actively participated, with questions and post presentation follow up. ‘Embracing Uncertainty’ is the challenge for oneself to jump feet first into the unknown and to seek it without being governed by the fear of what cannot be controlled. This topic resonated for many in attendance given the fact that most will be starting their careers in the tech/software industry at some of the nation’s largest companies upon graduation.

A large portion of the presentation was spent on explaining how one uses different methodologies for problem solving and mapping when confronted with obvious or complicated problems versus complex or chaotic problems. Time was spent on a Q&A session allowing the students to reiterate the topics they thought most important or unclear which gave insight for many to understand the applicable nature of the main topic discussed. ‘Embracing Uncertainty’ has been presented multiple times across the country over the past 18 months to executive teams and peer groups alike. Galen & Veracity Solutions continue to seek out, influence and encourage all makers of software through thought leadership opportunities such as this. Galen founded Veracity Solutions in 1998 and has focused on providing agile software development solutions expertise, as well as management and mentoring to transform development organizations into high performance teams ever since.