Agile Minds for Agile Developers

Agile Minds is a course for agile developers and people who use the agile methodology and want to increase their soft skills capabilities. We explore where agile and improvisation overlap using games to exercise the muscles that aid creativity and collaboration. agile development improvisation course workshop training

You don’t need to be a ‘right brain’ person. It doesn’t matter if you’re an introvert, an extrovert (or an amibvert!) the games we use are fun and practical.

“You don’t need big ideas, you need cheap experiments”  Michael Schrage

 

What do we cover?

Creating a safe space.
How to create an environment where ideas can be freely shared. Looking at status and group dynamics. How to encourage an open minded attitude without feeling like you’re making personal compromise.

Adapting to change.
Accept and build.  Using the ‘bring a brick’ listening and responding cornerstones of applied improvisation to evaluate a situation and change course.

Using frameworks & observing patterns.
Using the framework of games to observe behaviours and emerging patterns of self organisation and collaboration.

Experimenting with failure.
How to enjoy uncertainty. Slowing down to reflect and make improvements.

Storytelling.
Using narrative structures to simplify messages, increase empathy and motivation in teams.

The course is a series of five weekly flexible sessions with a retrospective at the end. For costing, times and duration,

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Scrum alliance, scrum masters

John Cooper


Rocket Steps Ltd

Comedian. Improviser. Illustrator. Trainer.