Agile Games

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My Agile Games presentation from PrDC Winnipeg delivered Nov. 2011

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Agile Games

  1. 1. Experiential Learning in Agile Games as a method of beating it into their head!!
  2. 2. MEDAVE WHITE• technical program director• established 1997• Kanban, CSM, CSPO@agileramblingsdwhite@imaginet.com
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES• understand why games are good• play some games• have fun
  4. 4. B-O-R-I-N-G z z z z z z z z
  5. 5. NO WAY!
  6. 6. Rider and elephant RationalWhat is this guy doing?!?! Emotional
  7. 7. FUN FUN FUN!!!
  8. 8. ENGAGINGAND SOCIAL
  9. 9. EFFECTIVE• positive emotions are critical to learning• increased sensory input increases brain activity• provides safe environment to explore• shared experience
  10. 10. WE NEED TO…engage the elephant (emotion)talk to the rider (rational)fully engage our brain (learning capabilities) Optional (Not recommended)
  11. 11. “Because they’re just a better way to do it!” -me
  12. 12. Two principles Two gamesAll 12, just in case
  13. 13. RUNNING A GAMEgoalscontextgamesmaterialshttp://tastycupcakes.org
  14. 14. Gamegroups of 4-6get instructions!go!
  15. 15. Agile Game 2 The Sequelgroups of 23 types of groupsget instructions!go!
  16. 16. WHAT DID YOU DOengaged the elephanttalked to the riderfully engaged our brain Optional (Still not recommended)
  17. 17. “Because they’re just a better way to do it!” -me

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