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Monday, August 5 • 15:45 - 17:00
Pop culture as inspiration for test ideas (Nicola Sedgwick)

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Do you see colleagues getting tunnel vision and fixating on resolving problems or releasing features?
Do you understand the value add to the user (or business) for every item in every release?
Do you have a great quality product but unhappy users?
"If the answer is "yes", then don't wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call..."
You're not alone
Sometimes we need a stimulus or trigger to break us out of the day-to-day and get us looking at a feature or task in a new light. This workshop will share some tools for doing exactly that. These tools are not complex or technical, but fun exercises and games to demonstrate how we can take inspiration from popular culture to breath new life into our work and our teams. For Agile 2019 the inspiration will be:
  • Ghost Busters
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • David Bowie

Learning Outcomes:
  • Techniques for forcing yourself to look at a scenario through a different lens (David Bowie)
  • Understanding that 'tunnel vision' is a human condition and not a failing (Ghost Busters)
  • Bringing feature requirements to life by having fun with them (Dungeons & Dragons)
  • Takeaway instructions for attendees to run these games with their own teams

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Nicola Sedgwick

Mindful Leader, Coach & Team Glue, Culturli
An avid enthusiast of agile ways of working, Nicola loves the way technology can enhance and transform the world around us. Nicola is often found working with a product and coaching focus to ensure agile teams collaborate between themselves, and with stakeholders, in order to eliminate... Read More →

Monday August 5, 2019 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
Chesapeake G/H/I