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Thursday, May 25 • 2:40pm - 3:40pm
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The Story of our Sprints - Lee Fox

From the TastyCupcakes website, The Story of our Sprints is a great and fun way to conduct a retrospective.  It's interactive and can be quite thought provoking as it leverages player creativity.  

The game will have a team of people describing their past sprint in the form of a story in a pass-the-narration fashion. The team will not only tell the story, but try to find the symbolism and lessons learned from the story as well.  Best of all, when the game is over, the team will have an artifact to share about the sprint that is entertaining and easy to distribute.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain consensus of successes and failures of a sprint.
  • Discover new ways to examine the events of a sprint.
  • Discover creative ways to communicate with your team.

 


Kanban Pizza Game - Dhaval Panchal and Dave Sharrock

Kanban practices may seem simple, yet many teams struggle to get the most out of Kanban in their work. The Kanban pizza game helps participants learn how to apply Kanban in any scenario. During the game, the teams will iteratively discover the approach that works best for them. The facilitators will guide them through the use of Kanban principles and practices to visualize and refine that system in order to improve their team’s performance and reduce waste in their process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience Kanban emerging from an existing process
  • Experience the system, not just the board and mechanics
  • Learn how Kanban boards are context-dependent.
  • Understand the effects of limiting Work in Progress
  • Experience self-organization and adaptation
  • Have fun!

Speakers
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Lee Fox

Cloud Architect, Infor
Lee Fox is currently the Cloud Architect at Infor in Austin, and is a technologist with a strong background in software development. He has served in the architecture roles for companies like AT&T Wi-Fi Services, Borland, and Pervasive. His software development history has always had a strong eye on maintaining quality. He is an Agile pragmatist as he strives to help organizations become more effective in their technical and software development implementations while maintaining a high-degree of quality. Lee received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Southwest Texas State University. He is a Certified ScrumMaster and Trained Innovation Games Facilitator. When... Read More →
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Dhaval Panchal

Agile Coach, agile42
Dhaval delivers world class Agile training that transforms my clients into rapid and highly efficient market leaders. He works with CTOs and heads of software development, engineering, DevOps, data & project management to: | Transform legacy waterfall approaches into efficient Agile processes Scale Agile efforts to full enterprise level Train key team members to maximize Agile adoption Adopt best practices to ensure sustainable momentum... Read More →
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Dave Sharrock

Agile Coach, agile42
Dad, internet veteran, husband, entrepreneur, occasional seismologist. British and almost Canadian. Agile coach and change agent. Only Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Agile Leader (CAL) in Canada.


Thursday May 25, 2017 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Room 402

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