ACE (@AgileEx) Improv with Paul Goddard

  • September 25, 2013 · 6:30 PM

We always talk about how important collaboration is, but very few people actually take time to practice it and unleash it's full potential. Improvisational Theatre (or Improv, as it's more affectionately known) requires the actors on stage to collaborate effectively to build a scene, with no pre-written script. 
Paul has studied and practiced improv, and tailored a variety of simple games he plays with agile teams to help illustrate the power of collaboration and its creative benefits. During this session, Paul will share some of those games with us, and will be asking for you to collaborate with him and your fellow coaches!! These light-hearted games are guaranteed to produce a few silly laughs along the way, so be prepared to jump in and have some fun, and you maybe genuinely surprised at how collaborative and creative you can be with such simple exercises!!

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  • Andrew R.

    The presentation and exercises were punchy to the point and fun. I can now see many parallels between Improv and agile.

    September 27, 2013

  • Sean M.

    Very good session last night. Interesting how the improv can moderate the effect of individuals on the outcome - a good illustration of what collaboration looks and feels like.

    September 26, 2013

  • Jodi W.

    Tons of fun.. thanks all :)

    September 25, 2013

  • Christine

    Great meeting with great people. I hoped that I could have stayed longer. Next time :)

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Letitia

    Got us all involved and showed us how to put the games in action

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • Emma P.

    Unfortunately I'm not able to come this evening, but hope to join you guys next time!

    September 25, 2013

  • Jon S.

    Sorry I can't make it this evening now as some last minute work is required. Hope you all enjoy it tonight!

    September 25, 2013

  • Christine

    I'm a PM and happy to meet new scrummers/ agilist faces :)

    September 25, 2013

  • Benjamin C.

    Really looking forward to tomorrow's event and seeing lots of you, newbies and old timers alike :-) see you there

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Bazil A.

      Hi Ben... afraid I'm now going to Agile Cambridge, so will no longer be coming along tomorrow - hope it goes well.

      September 24, 2013

    • Benjamin C.

      Boo Lol see you at ABC then :-).

      September 24, 2013

  • Ryan B.

    Unfortunately I can't come anymore. Sounds like it will be fun. Enjoy!

    September 24, 2013

  • tristan b.

    Agile developer team lead and project manager

    September 17, 2013

  • Rudiger W.

    My daughters birthday. Can't come.

    September 11, 2013

  • Rex L.

    Sorry I'm at the Munich Oktoberfest this week.

    August 30, 2013

  • Helen M.

    Unfortunately I will not be at this session as at Scrum Gathering Paris. First one ever that I have not attended! I leave you in the trusty hands of Duncan & Ben x

    August 24, 2013

  • Liz K.

    Paul did this at Agile and it was *awesome*. Would love to practice more!

    June 13, 2013

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