Loading…
Agile2019 has ended
Tuesday, August 6 • 14:00 - 15:15
Save the World, Save Your Team - Shifting Mindsets through Cooperative Board Gaming (Chris Diller, Tom Diedrich) POPULAR

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity filling up


Abstract:
"Can you save humanity? You and your team are the only things standing in the way of deadly diseases that threaten the world. The fate of humanity is in your hands." - description of "Pandemic" from Z-Man Games
Game on! But can a game really teach me something about being Agile? How can a board game save my team?
In this interactive workshop, we'll explore how cooperative board gaming relates to the work of Agile teams. We'll dive head-first into the Agile nature of "Pandemic" through gameplay in small groups and then retrospect to identify similarities and differences between cooperative board gaming and Agile team behaviors. We'll discover how the patterns observed during gameplay can be used to help identify possible dysfunction within your team. You will leave this session with the ability to use cooperative board gaming with your own teams to inspire new ways of thinking, shift mindsets, and increase team engagement.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain how cooperative board gaming can be used as a retrospective technique so that I can improve my teams.
  • Describe how to relate cooperative board gaming to the cooperative nature of my team's work so that I can help them reflect on their own actions.
  • Facilitate a cooperative board gaming workshop of my own so that I can help shift the mindset of my team, company, or client.

Attachments:

Speakers
avatar for Chris Diller

Chris Diller

Lead Agile Coach, Target Corp
Chris is a Certified Scrum Professional and practicing Agile Coach at Target. He's been involved in developing software since 2006 as an embedded software developer, project leader, ScrumMaster, and Agile Coach, but has found a "home" with Scrum and Agile since 2013. Chris has a passion... Read More →
avatar for Tom Diedrich

Tom Diedrich

Target Corporation


Tuesday August 6, 2019 14:00 - 15:15
Chesapeake 4/5/6

Attendees (158)