Experiencing Agile Through Play - 8/10 @ Noon
Ali Cox discusses why team members should do things like limit their WIP, or meet every day, or do retrospectives. The truth is that the Agile approach and its related practices can be hard to fully understand and embrace unless you experience them personally. For some, the first time they apply Agile is in the midst of their organization’s Agile Transformation efforts, which can be overwhelming and cause people to fall back on “the way we’ve always done it.”
She has found that when people step outside of the context of their work and instead walk through a high-level, fun simulation of Agile, it allows them to more fully grasp not only the concepts but also why the concepts are important. We use gamification because we believe games help a team experience new processes in a fun, supportive environment that enables them to understand key points in a relevant, clear, and memorable way through the 'serious play'.
- Game Faciliatation with Q&A
- IIBA Members - FREE
- Guests: $5.00
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Education Hours: 1 CDU
Speaker BIO: Alison (Ali) Cox has experience since the mid-1980s in various areas, including business analysis, agile, project methodology development and training, systems development (mainframe, client-server, and web), and telecommunications management. She began her career in the financial services area, and then moved into systems development for accounting systems. Ali has lived through IT initiatives from waterfall to implementing agile in her own small business, then helping other companies do the same through training and mentoring. She believes that having the small business mentality (everyone has to pitch in on everything) is the right kind of mindset for all organizations, no matter the size. As Lead Expert in Business Analysis + Agile and General Manager for Netmind, Ali provides training and mentoring for businesses ranging in size from a single team to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. She also speaks Spanish fluently!