Spice Up Your Agile EverythingMatt Badgley
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Have your retrospectives turned into nap time?Do you stand ups make you feel like you are living the movie Groundhog Day?Would it be more pleasant to have bamboo shoots stuck under your fingernails than go to sprint planning?Are there story cards on the board that are actually collecting dust?Can you measure your technical debt trillions?We are going to look at the challenges of keeping everyone engaged, and how the concepts of games can help us facilitate work, how gamification can help engage, and how other concepts around games can help us turn the — "not this again," into something we may enjoy. During the session, we talk about the different types of games, the basic criteria and good practices to create your own games or adapt other great games, and then we’ll work together to create our own games based on specific situations.From the session, you'll learn what games other people in the workshop use, see how games can not only help facilitate but more importantly help us get work done, and as a bonus, you’ll walk away with a handout with resources to existing games as well as the steps to create your own games and or look to use gamification.
Extending Agile Beyond Software Development
Is Agile purely a software development tool? Of course not! The principles of Agile can applied just about anywhere. So why hasn't all of your IT organization adopted Agile practices?
The truth is, once your software project is done and you're on to the next one, IT Operations takes over. Systems administration, networking, desktop support, and data management must all work in concert to support your application. Are you in alignment with the entire value chain?
This talk will cover a number of management philosophies, including Agile, Lean, ITSM, and Gamification, and discuss how they can be applied outside of software development to bring greater alignment and effeciency to the enterprise IT department. We'll show you real life examples of where Agile practices have been successfully adopted outside of software development, the challenges we faced in our own transformation, and how we overcame them.