The Four Rules of Improv that Tina Fey delivered in her best-selling book, Bossypants, serve as the inspiration for this workshop. We will explore these four rules and why they’re invaluable in cultivating and reinforcing Agile mindset and achieve sustainable agility. In this experiential workshop, we will pair each rule with an activity that illuminates the rule while connecting it to specific Agile principles and scenarios.

Become an agile catalyst by understanding and applying the Four Rules of Improv to help create a fulfilling environment for yourself and your organization.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Brief overview of principles and values of agility -- not just traditional Agile manifesto -- and understand the context of Lean + Agile (about 10 minutes) +

15 minutes: rule + activity + activity debrief/aha moments

x 4 (so 60 minutes for 4 rules) +

15 minutes: holistic debrief and call for action

Learning Outcome

  • better understanding that teamwork and collaboration habits need to be cultivated, not assumed to be in existence
  • establish fluency in 1-4 experiential learning activities can be immediately incorporated by participants in their workplaces
  • understand that using games or activities in Agile efforts can start small and simple for maximum ROI

Target Audience

Change agents and catalysts who want to create environment where people and teamwork can be their best

Prerequisites for Attendees

Agile mindset. Be willing to explore and understand the principles of agility beyond the worlds of IT, Scrum and/or Kanban.

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