Training and Coaching for Agile Mindset through Movies

The aim of this talk is to introduce a technique of imparting knowledge about Agile Tenets to the non-initiated and/or team members who need reinforcement in their understanding of tenets of agility in teams, collaboration, XP practices and dependency resolutions in an agile par lance. The modus of operandi is to take a popular movie, which in this case is Lord of the Rings, and derive analogies from the movie that defines some core concepts of an agile journey with team, dependency resolution and a couple of agile engineering techniques including XP practices that are result driven in this era of distributed agile teams. The intent is to make it a fun session with an audio-visual link for deeper entrenchment and retention of the understanding it intends to impart. This sort of immersive learning with audio visual aims at connecting the learnings to existing neural pathways to create an understanding of the tenets of Agility in a language that everybody understands - "Movies and Fun".


Outline/Structure of the Talk

This talk would be utilising TBR techniques for presentation. It would be an interactive lecture with presentations , videos and in-session Q&A in the form of Guessing games. The talk would thus be interspersed with live examples of how to use popular movies to entrench the knowledge of agile methodologies, ways of working , frameworks , XP practices in an immersive way for the young minds of the coachee or teams. This would in turn help in enabling the agile mindset in a diverse group of people as movies have no boundaries.

Learning Outcome : A new way of imparting training on agile tenets through movies, targeting for an immersive learning experience to enhance agility in mindsets.

Target Audience : Scrum Masters/Coaches/Trainers/Agile Consultants/Leaders

Time : 45 minutes

C1: 5 minutes - Quick knowledge check on popular training practices (using chat storms/post its)

C2: 20 minutes - Interactive lecture on how to use movies to draw agile analogies for a fun learning session. This will be done with live examples and guessing games

C3: 10 minutes - Use break out rooms/groups to demonstrate with an example from each group on the learning (quick check on how they can use the learning). Teach Back session to hear each team's outcomes

C4: 10 minutes - Q&A, AHA Moments, What can be made better

Learning Outcome

Learning a new way of having an immersive learning experience for working on agility in mindsets of people we interact with through a technique of using movies.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Coaches, Trainers, Agile Consultants and Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees

Preliminary knowledge on Agile Practices, Framework and methodologies



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  • Natasha Rodrigues
    By Natasha Rodrigues  ~  1 month ago
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    Dear Poulomi,

    Thanks for your proposal! Requesting you to update the Outline/Structure section of your proposal with a time-wise breakup of how you plan to use 45 mins for the topics you've highlighted?

    In addition, do enable public access for your slides in order for the program committee to be able to view the same. 



    • Poulomi Nath
      By Poulomi Nath  ~  1 month ago
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      Hi Natasha,

      I have updated the outline of the proposal as requested. Please check.




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