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Meet Agile people - We will help you meet Agilists from the Reading area.

Learn Agile concepts - We will support you in learning Agile concepts.

Share Agile knowledge - We will provide a platform for you to share your experience.

We are aimed at everyone interested in Agile - from new learners to expert practitioners.

We run a variety of formats - presentations, discussions, workshops, games etc.

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Agile Reading | How To Slay a Dragon - Lessons in Agile from Storytelling

Storytelling is one of the oldest human arts, and many of us use these techniques without even thinking about them. The hypothesis shared in How To Slay A Dragon, is that we can all learn from these age-old techniques and tricks, to benefit in real life situations today.

Whether it be by inspiring a team to go and slay their dragon, and allowing each team member to fulfil their own story arc, or by using techniques from table-top roleplaying games, such as character sheets, or introducing randomness, you'll come away with new ways to frame the challenges you see in your teams, and new ways to slay your own dragons.

'How To Slay A Dragon - Lessons in Agile Delivery from Storytelling', sees Josh and Jeff explore their mutual love of storytelling and how lessons learned from its many forms can be used to great effect in pulling together high performing, passionate teams. By discussing this shared passion of storytelling, and reflecting on their combined decades of experience in Software Delivery, they've come to the conclusion that all teams can benefit from looking at their own story, and the ups and downs encountered along the way.

About Josh Lynas
Josh is an Agile Coach with AND Digital, with over a decade experience working in software delivery, with a passion for Agile, Scrum Mastery and delivering value. A frequent host, speaker and facilitator at meet-ups in the North of England, Josh has spent the last year exploring how the power of storytelling can be harnessed to empower teams and individuals to fulfil their potential.

About Jeff Watkins
With over 23 years in the industry, Jeff (Chief Product and Technology Officer of xDesign) has seen Agile grow in popularity and maturity. Encountering many of the tropes and pitfalls along the way, he is an advocate of eschewing rigidity and dogma by becoming people-first, embracing the "individuals and interactions over processes and tools" aspect of the Agile Manifesto.



17.45: Icebreaker

18.00: Intro

18.10: "How To Slay a Dragon - Lessons in Agile from Storytelling" with Josh Lynas and Jeff Watkins

19.10: Q&A

19.30: Close

We look forward to seeing you there!
Adam and Stu


About Agile Reading - Our mission is to grow the Agile community in Reading and share new trends and techniques in the Agile world.


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