Monday, August 15, 2011

Agile 2011 Attended Sessions

At this year's Agile 2011 conference in Salt Lake City I attended following sessions.

At the Open Jam I hosted a session to play the "Fearless Journey" game with Linda Rising, Martin Heider, Portia Tung, and two other guys (sorry I forgot your names). The game was created by Deborah Preuss and is based on Linda Rising's book "Fearless Change".

Also at Open Jam I joined the "Lean Flow" card game by Nancy van Schooenderwoert. With a team of 14 people it was a highly interesting experience to see chaotic alpha-male behavior turn into controlled collaboration -- and we could observe that longer planning does not lead to higher performance.

I will write some more details to several of these attended sessions in the next days.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Preparing for Agile 2011

Only 32 hours from now and I will take my plane from Frankfurt to Salt Lake City. Agile 2011 is arriving and I'm really looking forward to it.

There will be two sessions co-hosted by myself.

On Monday morning together with Ralph Miarka I'm going to host a three-hours workshop on Fear-Driven Impediments. Join us to learn and discuss how to recognize fear and how to deal with it in individual, team, and organizational contexts.

The second session will also be a highly interactive gaming session. We're going to play the Last Responsible Moments Game created by Olaf Lewitz and me during the last nine months. Dave Sharrock will co-host the session with me. Join us to play the game and learn some concepts of Lean Procrastination.

See you in two days in Salt Lake City.