Lean-Agile Learning through Games

[presentation]
by
Bill DeVoe
Summary: 

Most agile practitioners first learn agile by reading a book, attending a class, or attending local meetings. But learning lean and agile concepts works best when we're able to put some concrete examples and practice behind the concepts. By adding a set of games and exercises that teach and reinforce lean and agile concepts to our toolboxes, change agents can provide some practical basis for conversations both inside and outside their organizations. In this talk join experienced agile coach Bill DeVoe, as he shares two of his “go to” games. First, up will be The Name Game, a game that reinforces the downsides of multitasking and benefits of completing work. And second will be a modified version of the Scrum Penny Game – a multi-round exercise that demonstrates many lean-agile concepts, like flow, prioritizing value, and delivering small batch sizes over large ones. Following the workshop, attendees will be able to run these games with their teams, managers, and executives to help everyone learn the why behind lean-agile thinking.

About the Presenter

Bill DeVoe has been in IT for almost 30 years and has spent 20 years of that as an agile practitioner, trainer, and coach. He has a diverse background and has introduced and adapted agile processes with everything from Fortune 10 companies to small startups. He knows what it's like to be working in agile shops as a developer in the trenches, a manager, and product owner. He is the Agile Evangelist for Velocity Partners, a near-shore development company specializing in distributed agile development. He is a Certified Scrum Professional, a SAFe Program Consultant, and licensed Management 3.0 Facilitator.

Upcoming Events

Jun 23
Jul 12
Sep 29
Oct 20