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Tuesday, August 4 • 15:45 - 17:00
Games to Learn Stuff (Michael McCullough, Don McGreal) POPULAR

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This fun, energetic, and interactive session will explore the concept of experiential learning and how it helps in conveying Agile values and principles which are often misunderstood or abused. The audience will experience games that target each of the three major learning vectors: physical, emotional, and impressional.
This session is for Agile trainers, people looking to learn about Agile in a different way, or anyone who has experienced the challenges in conveying agile concepts. After a quick introduction on the difficulty in learning values and principles, the audience will play four or five games selected to demonstrate different styles and topics.
All games and instructions will be made available on TastyCupcakes.org for reference.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn the principles behind Agile in a fun and interactive way
  • Understand the different types of games and where to apply them
  • Learn new and powerful techniques to convey Agile principles behind agile such as:
  • - Why games are important for learning
  • - Why we need empirical approaches to software development
  • - How self-organization works and why it is more efficient
  • - Why starting with specification and test is a better way to work
  • - Why context-switching is costly to your team
  • Have fun


Michael McCullough

Executive Technical Director, Quadrus
Michael is Executive Technical Director with Quadrus - Improving Enterprises Calgary. Michael leads the training and advisory services for Quadrus Agile Scrum and Kanban services.Michael has been working with business and product companies helping to improve product innovation and... Read More →

Don McGreal

VP of Learning, Improving Enterprises
In his role as VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises, Don McGreal is a hands-on agile consultant and instructor.He specializes in agile coaching at the enterprise and team levels within larger organizations.In his role as VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises... Read More →

Tuesday August 4, 2015 15:45 - 17:00 EDT
Potomac 1/2/3