Games are great training tools, and they’re not just for trainers. Come learn some great games and exercises that *you* can play with your team(s) and coworkers to help them learn Agile principles and practices and to promote a sense of Team.
Rachel and Chris will come ready to teach several games. They’ll give a brief sense of the games’ lengths, audiences and goals, and then the group will rank the list of games on-the-spot based on attendees’ interests. They’ll then teach as many as we have time for. They will play each game with you, so you can experience it first-hand, then explain everything you need to know to run the game with others.
Games we might play:
- The Ball Point Game
- Constellation Exercise
- Offing the Offsite Customer
- The Penny Game
- Paper Airplanes
They will provide a takeaway containing basic information on how to run each of these games.
5:30-6:00 PM – networking and food
6:00-6:30 PM – Open space discussion
6:30-8:00 PM – Presentation
Rachel Weston is the Director of Services at Rally Software in Boulder, Colorado. She has over 10 years of experience in the software development industry working with both in-house IT and product development teams and as a consultant working on software and strategic initiatives. Rachel has held many functional roles within software teams, including IT Manager and Director, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Tech Writer and QA. Throughout her career, she has worked actively to improve processes in order to create a more collaborative, successful and therefore satisfying working environment. She is passionate about the positive changes Agile methods can enable for software development teams and their customers. Rachel holds a Masters in Linguistics with a specialization in Computational Linguistics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of California Berkeley.
Chris Browne is an Agile Coach with Rally Software in Boulder, CO. Over the course of his career, Chris has spent time in many different roles in development, test, marketing, sales and services. He is passionate about usability, innovation and helping teams improve by leveraging his experiences working on, with and for teams. If you get a chance, ask him about hackathons.