Past Meetup

August Gathering: Lego4Scrum with Guy Winterbotham

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64 people went

Tuckahoe Area Library

1901 Starling Drive · Henrico, VA

How to find us

Large room on the right as soon as you walk through the front door.

Location image of event venue

Details

Lego4scrum is (probably) the most interactive way of illustrating the agile mindset and the power and scalability of Scrum. We will be taking this approach to introducing Scrum for a test drive. The full lego4scrum 3.0 exercise incorporates the following popular agile coaching techniques:

1) User Story mapping
2) Estimation
3) Overall backlog refinement with multiple teams
4) Joint multi-team scrum meetings
5) Continuous Integration and deployment

and more little tips and tricks to make the simulation valuable and fun.

We will be doing a “Cliff Notes” version of the exercise to fit with the time we have together. If the session is valuable we can explore experiencing other techniques in future Meetups.

Who should attend?

• Scrum Trainers exploring ways of adding more elements of interactivity into training turning them more into “from the back of the room” style sessions.

• Agile Coaches looking for new training and coaching ideas with some elements of serious play and simulations.

• Scrum Masters interested in ideas on how to introduce agile thinking to new teams and newcomers in a fun and easy way.

AGENDA:
6pm: Food & Networking
6:30pm: Lego Scrum with Guy Winterbotham
8pm: Done/Break-down/Networking
8:30pm: Done, Done

ABOUT GUY:

Guy Winterbotham is a self-confessed Corporate Jester. When not playing at work he, specializes in Agile adoption and enterprise application development. For over a decade, he has been applying Agile in everything from embedded development through to multi million customer eCommerce sites. With his recent work in conflict management on troubled projects, he has been focusing on ways to bring joy back to the workplace by making it a Safe-to-Play environment. He is known for his playful build monitors, sparking spontaneous group games and generally disrupting hierarchy when it’s least expected.

As a Certified Lego Serious Play Facilitator, he has been introducing teams to problem solving through Systems Thinking. He is co-lead of Capital Kanban, an RVA Atlassian User Group Leader and head chair stacker at Agile Richmond.