Thank you all for your time, energy, faith, and creativity that you gave as participants in Agile Games 2017.  It was great to see all the returning attendees as well as those new to Agile Games.

Here are 2 things you may want to know:
 
1) We need to find a new venue for next year. If you have any suggestions, let us know.  We will make sure to announce date and location as soon as we can.
2) We have placed links on various program description pages, on this site, to materials the presenters wanted you to have. Just click on the sessions listed below and you will find links within the articles to slides, blog posts, materials, etc.
 

Open Space:

 
Deep Dives:

WorkShops:

Fast Games:

 

As I (Nancy V.) talked to many of you in between sessions I kept hearing such enthusiasm – one thing was universal as far as I can tell: everyone loved the “bias toward action” as one person put it.  The interactivity of mobbing itself creates energy and insights.  Read on to find out 2 easy ways you can make MP18 an even bigger success, and you’ll find out the one thing we refuse to supply to our attendees!
 
I want to thank our keynoters Woody Zuill and Rich Sheridan for their inspiring talks. Woody is also a co-organizer, and the two of us were thrilled when Rich agreed to keynote. Our Moberators helped to define the program as well as moberating.  A big thanks to Wendy Closson, Llewellyn Falco, Lennart Friden, and Alex Wilson!  (OK me, too, as a Moberator – and I’m also an organizer of course). None of it could have happened without our many volunteers! 
 
Mob Programming 2018 will happen next spring!  Our venue host is making changes so we haven’t got the dates yet – you’ll be notified as soon as we do. There are 2 simple things you can do to make the next Mob Programming conference even better:
 
Help us out!  You don’t have to live in Boston to be a volunteer
You already know you’re going! Buy your ticket early.  It’s refundable.  
By committing early, you enable us to make financial commitments earlier so we can bring the Moberators from all over the world.
 
How to stay in touch:  email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Send your ideas for improvements, ideas for Mob Programming activities you want announced to all the attendees, ideas you want to float with the rest of us for related activities to keep the conference energy going. 
 
The one thing we will NOT do for our attendees is a big break from all other conferences:  we won’t be giving out power point slide decks;-)
- Nancy V.

Firebrand SaintsAgile Games Reception - Firebrand Saints

Monday April 3, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

One Broadway, Kendall Square, Cambridge, 02142

 

MeadhallMob Programming Reception - Meadhall

Wednesday April 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

4 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, 02142

 

Special gift with Early Bird ticket purchase to Agile Games and/or Mob Programming 2017

 

Save by buying Early Bird tickets for Agile Games and Mob Programming 2017.  As an added bonus, you will become a proud owner of this bluetooth speaker upon check-in the day of the event.,  

Enjoy exceptional sound in the aluminum casing Greedo Bluetooth Speaker. With the built-in microphone, Greedo will allow you to conference call on-the-go through your smartphone. The Greedo will allow you to control your music and volume directly from the device. Bluetooth working range is 10 meters (33 feet). Includes Micro USB to USB charging cable and 3.5mm audio cable.

 

 

 

 

Hurry Early Bird will sell out soon!

Interested in sharing a game or a workshop related to designing, facilitating and/or debriefing games?

We are accepting presenter proposals through Friday, January 27, 2017 - you can also use the following link to check out the ideas that have been submitted to see what kinds of sessions may be selected for the conference program - http://www.confengine.com/agile-games-2017

Register Now at Eventbrite! 

 

Do you have a training budget? Do you control the purse strings, or have influence who does?

You have sent your teams to Agile seminars and technical classes before. There's learning, but it's not exciting, and the lessons learned don't always stick.

You hire Agile coaches to help improve your teams' Agile, Kanban, or Lean skills.  There's learning, but it's not always remembered, or worse yet, put to good use after the coaches leave.

Why not try something different?

 

Attendee Testimonial

John Todd shared his experience on attending Agile Games 2016

"I have been hearing a lot about Agile Games over the years and how it is a unique learning experience. This year I decided it was time to participate and see first hand what all the hub hub was about."  Continue reading on LinkedIn...

 

 
 
 
 

I have been helping in various capacities with Agile Games for 3 years and can tell you that without a doubt that this conference is like no other I have been to.  The positive energy emitted by all those there; the Presenters, The Volunteer Staff and Attendees is amazing!  Not only that, it is repeatable!  This year we started registration before we even had a program and presenters lined up, and people registered.  We kept group rates static throughout the sales period to allow teams to sign up at the last responsible moment - and they came!  We also had more than double the number of Presenters from last year without raising ticket prices.  Have we perfected the Agile Games Conference?  Hardly!  Feedback is king, and we have a lot to process; inspect and adapt is a core principle, right?

I want to personally thank everyone who contributed to the success of this event, many people gave up a lot of their personal time volunteering and I appreciate that.  Most of us will need to "catch our breath" after an incredible 3 days, before starting preparations for next year.

Here is a collection of photos from an attendee, Markus Silpala @msilpala
 
 
David Koontz posted materials from his Workshop session Cultivating Collaboration on his blog here
 
Presenter Mariya Breyter wrote a blog post on here experiences at this years Agile Games.
 
Mike Bowler was interviewed by InfoQ about his Workshop session Agile Technical Practices in Lego and game instructions can be found here
 
The Open Space Proceedings for 2016 (and 2015 too) can be found here.
 
Currently we plan on next year’s Agile Games to be at the same location April 3-5, 2017 (note the date move!).  We also intend to bring back Mob Programming back-to-back to Agile Games again. Stay tuned!
 
Tom Woundy
Agile Games 2016 Co-Product Owner
Agile New England President