Agile Games Conference

Deep Dive

Presented by: Sara Ness

What creates an amazing conference, meeting, or conversation? Among other things, the ability to be honest, well-structured, and naturally calibrate to what is right here and now. Agile Games focuses on creating the most well-adapted interactions possible. What happens when we turn that lens on ourselves? When we take a look at the conference, at who we are in this space, and what we really want and need to say? This session will be a full dive into experiential authenticity, focused on making our time at Agile Games as productive as possible, and demonstrating games that can be used to safely bring forth truth in any meeting or social situation.

Deep Dive

Presented by: Jody Gold, Amina Knowlan and Tom Egan

After playing Matrix games, an agile coach said that relationships are first class entities that can be developed and maintained directly, and that accelerate engagement, ideation, and performance.  The strength and quality of the web of connections within a team determines psychological safety.  Psychological safety is essential for people to offer the ideas, challenges, and feedback that deliver a team’s best ideas to customers faster.
 
Just as agile uses iterative feedback loops to develop products, Matrix Leadership uses feedback loops to develop relationships. Relationships that really work are the foundation of high-performing and highly satisfied teams. 
 
MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and Google’s Aristotle Project confirm that communication dynamics characterized by trust, risk-taking, and distributed ‘air-time’ contribute more significantly to desired team outcomes than the individual intelligence, personality, and skills of team members combined.  For over twenty years, teams have used Matrix Leadership to unlock and then utilize their creative uniqueness and collective intelligence.  As much, Matrix games teach everyone on a team to be a little bit better at taking care of the communication and human dynamics that enhance or limit performance--far more effective and sustainable than having consultants helicopter in to put out fires.
 
Matrix games are a meta-model.  Whether forming teams that can successfully self-organize and/or self-manage, or optimizing the flow of information, energy, and resources for existing teams to deliver critical results within pressing deadlines, Matrix games work.  Wanna play?
 
 

Workshop

Presented by: Mariya Breyter

World is imperfect but we have a chance of making it better by innovating and using our creativity.
 
At last year's Agile Games, I shared my Agile Creativity game which enables problem solving, and the feedback from the audience was super positive. I've heard from several of participants that they are using this game to solve complex problems enabling agility in their enterprises throughout the year.
 
 

 

Workshop

Presented by: Kim Pfluger and Jonathan Odo

Executives and managers can turbocharge an Agile Transformation...or stop it before it even starts. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering “how come they don’t get it”, then this game is for you.
 
Click here to read about user stories for marketing teams.
 

Workshop

Presented by: Michael Nir and Wendy Wong

Move beyond the labels!
Do you have a Team Charter? Do you use it?
 
Fact is - many teams have had a team charter-like activity or discussion - however it mostly stays as a generic declaration of terms rather than an operative tool.