We are once again holding the Agile Games and Mob Programming conferences back to back.
Agile Games 2018: April 9-11, 2018. Submit a proposal here until 01/19/2018
Mob Programming 2018: April 12-13, 2018
New venue: Both conferences will be held at the Microsoft Technology Center in Burlington, MA, not the Microsoft NERD center in Cambridge, MA as in past years
Call for Presenters
The theme for the 9th annual Agile Games 2018 is High Performing Teams, Start with Psychological Safety.
Google's Project Aristotle showed that team performance is indicated by one primary attribute: Psychological Safety - the degree to which team members can speak up without fear of retribution. Amy Edmondson has shown that psychological safety and accountability create the most productive teams. This conference will explore ways to use serious games to significantly improve team performance by increasing psychological safety and other key attributes.It will focus on using games, collaborative activities and interactive exercises to support the values, principles and practices of lean and agile.
This 3-day event will feature interactive sessions that allow attendees to gain hands-on experience in using games to help better understand agile values & principles. The program also typically includes sessions where games & exercises are used in applied settings supporting software development and business agility – examples include: using games for product design, road mapping, team chartering, etc.
Mob Programming 2018 will be the third year for this new conference. Our format is primarily an immersive experience where attendees practice writing software using Agile techniques but with the whole team working continuously together. Real teams all over the world have shifted to this way of working because they enjoy it and they get a lot done. The emphasis is on learning and trying things out rather than endless debates and arguments. For a description of how Mob Programming works, see What Is Mob Programming?
New this year we are offering a track for managers and leaders. No, you don't have to do any coding but it will be highly interactive and we want you to leave with plenty of practical tips and the inspiration to turn things around in your company's culture. You'll be able to sit in on the Mob Programming sessions that interest you, and you'll also meet other middle and senior managers who have helped their teams to thrive through Mob Programming.
This is it: the world's first and only conference 100% dedicated to Mob Programming. Don't be left behind!