DevOps Introduction with Lego and Chocolate GameDana Pylayeva
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This game is a real end-to-end simulation of the entire product development flow - from concept to cash. Join this session to experiment with optimizing a flow of work through the entire organization. Visualize negative effects of long sprints and deferred deployments. Amplify feedback loop, bring in security and evolve towards continuous value delivery – all using LEGO and chocolate.
Everyone gets a role to play based on the role cards distributed to each participant. Benjamin Business, Sara Security, Adam Admin, Denny Developer and even Harry Hacker - these are just a few characters represented in this simulation. The game clearly highlights the misalignment of goals between business, development and operations and help the participants experiment with process improvements. Development team works with the business to understand user needs and build their products (LEGO animals with Chocolate). A silo Operations team is in charge of deployments, environment configuration, patching, audits and security breach prevention.
Can this organization survive in today’s highly competitive world? Surprise elements of the game (market demand fluctuations, hacker attacks, code freeze etc.) allow participants to experience the advantage of using DevOps practices in enabling faster response and improving organizational agility. Inspired by “The Phoenix Project” and “The Goal”, this workshop uses elements of gamification to delivers a powerful message. A message that stays with the participants long after the end of the conference and helps them introduce DevOps culture in their organizations.
Agile: The Gathering - An Interactive Card Game to Promote Agile Culture
It is a dark time for Agile teams. They've become... comfortable. Stuck in their ways. They talk the talk, but walking the walk of continuous improvement has been forgotten countless sprints ago. The Principles of Agile used to ring true, but now few team members can recite more than one of them. Can nothing be done? Are these teams doomed to an endless cycle of complacency?
There's a beacon in the dark. A game that reinvigorates, renews hope, and spreads creativity and the Agile Manifesto across the land. Enter Agile: The Gathering.
In an attempt to reinvigorate Agile teams, encourage learning, and support cross-team communication, the Agile coaches at HERE (Maps & Location Content) developed Agile: The Gathering, a trading card game that is modeled strongly on the McDonalds Monopoly game concept, but with modified rules that applied to our circumstances. In this presentation/case-study, we will share our process of creating this game, customizing it for our company's specific needs, and report on how we benefited by gamifying the learning process for our company and kick-started some teams to bettering themselves.
Improv Your Agile or Scrum Stand-up PLUS Building a REAL Teamtoddcharron
schedule 1 year agoSold Out!
Your Agile Stand-up Meeting Sucks!
Most Agile and Scrum stand-up meetings I see are boring, lifeless, status meetings that don't provide any real value.
In this session you'll learn:
The REAL purpose of the daily stand-up
The most common bad habits and how to correct them
The habits good stand-up meetings have
How you can use Improv to invigorate your daily stand-up
A whole bunch of Improv exercises you can start using with your team right now!
PLUS You'll also learn how you can use Improv to start forming REAL teams. That is, teams that are greater than the sum of their parts!