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Wednesday, May 22 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Developing Agile skills through daily social games (Ludo Bruyere, Eric Boivin)

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The end state of a highly performing Scrum team is described in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland as follow: "when the values of commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are embodied and lived by the Scrum Team, the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation come to life and build trust for everyone". Then the authors add: "the Scrum Team members learn and explore those values as they work with the Scrum events, roles and artifacts." We simply believe we can fast-track the development of these Agile core values through daily social games. For the past three years, we have been experimenting with half a dozen of Scrum teams, offering opportunities to play a large variety of games (board games, card games, babyfoot, etc...) during the lunch hour and after hours. The results of this experimentation have quickly exceeded our expectations.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Why gaming is a very powerful tool to develop our Agile core values
  • What we learned from gaming at work
  • How to organize a successful gaming routine
  • Which games to play
  • Unsuspected benefits

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Eric Boivin

Lead Developer, teacher, game master
I am a lead developer since 2006 and teacher at university level since 2007. My main passions in life are boardgaming, public speaking and microbrewery beers!
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Ludo Bruyere

Agile Coach, Bell Canada
Coaching employees through the organization Agile transformationScrum Mastering after managing projects for 20 yearsOn boarding new employees on the Agile journeyTeaching Agile training classesLearning beyond my Scrum Master certifications (PSM I/II and PMI-ACP)

Wednesday May 22, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
E-4024 (4th Floor)