"Cut the Blue Wire. . ." Play an Agile Team Culture GameBruce Conner
schedule 1 month agoSold Out!
In Agile we learn by doing, so what better way to learn about Agile culture than hands-on exposure? Using a commercially available game ("Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes" by Steel Crate Games), session participants will experience being on a new team with a vaguely defined task and no coherent team culture, to see how teams and companies build their own culture and process through self-organization.
The game itself is simple, and like all good games it is highly unpredictable in actual play. The goal is, as a team, to defuse a virtual time-bomb. One person is in charge of doing the actual defusing of the device on the screen, while the rest of the team consults a printed manual with the instructions. The defuser isn’t allowed to see the manual, and the group with the manual cannot see the screen with the device. Communication is critical to success.
Some of the concepts demonstrated in the session include:
- Communication styles, natural and synthetic
- Spontaneous naming conventions
- Working collaboratively with comfort
- Cultural differences on teams
- Working within time constraints
- WIP limits
- Importance of retrospectives
Energize your Workshops with 3 Constellation Icebreaker GamesMario Moreira
schedule 2 months agoSold Out!
This energizing and connection building session will include three Constellation icebreaker games that are built to connect attendees with one another which leads to more productive sessions (e.g., workshops, training, etc.). It will start with the Timeline Constellation, followed by the Blast-off Constellation, and concluded with the Orbital Constellation. Each Constellation game provides a different way to learn about the participants. Each game will get played and it will conclude with comparing and contrasting the three games so that the participate thinks through how each Constellation game can be used in their environment and upcoming session.