Achieve perfection with Agile Innovation GamesMariya Breyter
schedule 3 months agoSold Out!
World is imperfect but we have a chance of making it better by innovating and using our creativity.
At last year's Agile Games, I shared my Agile Creativity game which enables problem solving, and the feedback from the audience was super positive. I've heard from several of participants that they are using this game to solve complex problems enabling agility in their enterprises throughout the year.
This year, I want to share an innovation game called "Bust the Mold" that has never been applied to Agile before.
In this highly participatory workshop, we will co-create a new view on common Agile beliefs and challenge familiar concepts using the "Bust the Mold" technique. This innovative crowd-sourcing tool was first introduced by a pioneer in creative learning, Rob Cordova, and has not been applied in an Agile environment outside of Dun & Bradstreet where I work.
The workshop is facilitated in small groups without any limit of participants. It generates a lot of laughter, new ideas, and practical concepts that can be immediately used. Everyone has a chance to actively participate. Participants move around the room, constantly contribute new ideas, challenge stereotypes, and engage in building the shared vision.
During the workshop, participants will come up with experiments and new ideas to validate. Everyone leaves the workshop with a positive feeling of contributing to old concepts in a new, highly innovative way.
The workshop is relevant to any level of Agile experience - from beginners to most experienced participants because it is all about collaboration and innovation!
How To Roadmap with the Business Value GameAlex Westner
schedule 2 months agoSold Out!
Our roadmap doesn't make sense. Our executive team is out of touch. Why does the CTO keep going on and on about X, when we know our customers just want Y? Wait, we have a roadmap? We should just make product Z - it would be so easy to do - so what if it doesn't fit into the company strategy? Why are we not making products that our customers are passionate about?
You've experienced at least one of these sentiments before. Am I right?
The Business Value Game is a fantastic tool to align and build consensus amongst stakeholders on any kind of strategic or tactical roadmap - from product roadmaps, to marketing strategies, to devops initiatives.
I learned this game from Chris Sims at the 2014 Scrum Gathering in New Orleans, and have been using it for both feature roadmaps and product roadmaps, successfully aligning a diverse and stubborn group of stakeholders to work together for common goals.