Past Meetup

Why We Play with Paul Wynia

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Abstract:
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, how engaged is 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?

Meetings and training that incorporate play are “stickier” and participants are more engaged and invested. Using LEGO®, Improv, and other games, Paul will discuss the theories and 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 improve Agile practices.

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.

Presenter Bio:
Paul Wynia has over 19 years of software industry experience and has been involved with Agile for over 9 years. Paul is based in Carlsbad, California where he runs Work Agile Consulting. 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.

** Please note: New location **

The meetup will be held at an address that is different from the earlier meetups held at AppFolio.