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Innovation Games for Agile Teams / Nov 14 / London
Mon 14 November 2016, 09:00 – 17:00 GMT
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Better Value! If you would like to attend the Certified Innovation Games® Master Class / Nov 15, as well as this course you can book both and save £100. Click here to register for both workshops.
Innovation Games® are serious games that can be used to deliver cost-effective market research for Agile teams and super-charge the product planning process. Based on the book of the same name by Luke Hohmann, Innovation Games® power innovation by enabling you to better understand your customers. Many of the practices and processes followed by agile teams are enhanced and improved through the integration of Innovation Games®.
This one-day certification course will enable agile practitioners to put Innovation Games to use to identify customer requirements, improve retrospectives, prioritize backlogs, create better release plans and much more.
This course will help you gain a better understanding of how to apply these games within the context of an Agile development process. While there is a lot to love about Agile development, many practices can get pretty tiresome. Retrospectives stop working when teams become bored with answering the same three questions (“what worked, what didn’t work, what should we change?”). Prioritizing a product backlog in a single meeting before, or during, release planning using a spreadsheet isn’t very engaging. Developing and presenting a product roadmap using PowerPoint gets pretty old, especially when you can’t find a way to show the growth in functionality of your product.
Beginning with an overview of Innovation Games, you will learn how to:
- Identify customer requirements for an ideal product through Product Box
- Improve retrospectives with Speed Boat
- Prioritize your backlog through the online game Buy a Feature Online
- Plan a successful project through the game Remember the Future
- Develop better release plans with Prune the Product Tree
- Understand product usage with Me and My Shadow and Start Your Day
Agile should be fun! And when you integrate the games described in this class into your Agile practice, it will be.
Completion of the course designates you as a Certified Innovation Games Facilitator, Yellow Belt. (For more information on Certification and Belt Levels, see the Innovation Games website.)
Scrum Alliance: 8 Cat C SEUs
Who Should Attend:
- All members of Agile teams with a focus on product planning, product development and product management.
- Anyone who wishes to create more innovative product and service offerings.
This workshop will be Instructed by:
Jose Casal: Certified Collaboration Instructor, Organiser of Playcamp UK, London Lean Kanban Day & Chair of BCS Agile Specialist Group.
Jean-Paul Bayley: Certified Collaboration Instructor, Organiser of Playcamp UK
Cancellations & Refunds
A full refund will be issued if you cancel your registration at least 10 working days before the event start date. After this period, the following fees will be deducted from the booking fee.
5-10 working days’ notice: 50% of course fee
0-5 working days’ notice: 100% of course fee
Replacing delegates: this can be done at no extra cost
Postponing a booking to another date: this is free providing it is requested at least 10 working days before the event start date, in which case a 20% fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to postpone or cancel this course if there are insufficient registrations. If this is the case, you will be notified 5 working days before the course start date. In this case, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund. We will not be responsible for any other costs incurred.