We are going to play a matching game aimed at teaching you intuition. The same kind of games used to teach people to identify chickens when they are young, or teach actually pigeons to detect cancer from MRI slides.

Come learn how to learn taste and see the patterns only your subconscious can detect.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

This is an odd session. It basically consists of me showing training sets (200 slides in 3 minutes) while the audience yells out yes/no answers to classify different types of things (sparrows, code smells, cynefin patterns, user stories, etc...) The brain is really really good at detecting patterns, so not much talking from my side. I then have them do it again, but this time solo on their through a phone app I created. This structure repeats for each training set.

note: I presented this at agile games west to great success. It can also be adapted to longer format if desired

Learning Outcome

House/Song Sparrows.

Complex / Complicated 

Long / Short Methods

Good Unit Test / Bad Unit Test

Target Audience

Anyone

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  • David Koontz
    By David Koontz  ~  4 months ago
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    paint me intrigued ...  "teach people to identify chickens when they are young" why are we having to teach people to identify chickens - and who exactly is young the chicken or the people - does that matter to a proper sorting hat?


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