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Why We Play: Agile Games in the Workplace (Paul Wynia)

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The Agile community is increasingly using games and play in its teaching and training curriculum. Come explore the value of incorporating play in a work environment using the techniques of Lego® Serious Play® with Certified LSP Facilitator Paul Wynia of Work Agile Consulting.

Think about your average work meeting, notice the engagement level of everyone around the table? Are they on their phones and laptops, falling asleep, monopolizing the discussion, or maybe just passively listening? How much do they really even want to be there and how much, if anything is accomplished?

Learning using play is “stickier” and participants are more engaged and invested. Using Lego®, Paul will discuss the theories behind and the benefits of play and how it can be used to grow teams, explore creativity, and introduce Agile principles. In this hands-on session, attendees will look at ways to spark innovation as well as the Agile practices of TDD, Code Refactoring, and User Story and Test Case creation.

With LSP being used everywhere from Executive Boardrooms to the United Nations, play isn’t just for kids anymore! Come find out what they’ve known all along.

About the Presenter

Paul Wynia has over 18 years of software industry experience and has been involved with Agile for over 8 years. He has led onsite Agile transformations for teams in the US, Canada, Asia, India, and Europe. As a certified Agile Coach and Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator, Paul works closely with companies to ensure teams don’t just adopt Agile practices, but incorporate the Agile Mindset into everything they do in both fun and interesting ways.