Agile Game Night Kick-Off: Trust, Creativity and Decisions

This week was the kick-off to the new series through the Tampa Bay Agile community called Agile Games Night.  The goal of having the Agile Games Night series is the following: Provide games that cater to particular areas of focus or topics that the community can learn Learn the techniques to create games for team building, group collaboration, training and other needs that keep people engaged and active throughout the sessions Provide a safe environment…

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Starting the Lean Games Series Nights with Tampa Bay Agile

As I have stated in my previous blog post, I bring my background in teaching to my current experience. I honestly, do not see much difference when it comes to learning. No one wants to sit through a presentation -“death by Power Point.” As a former Science teacher, engaging the students through activities that help understand topics like genetics or electrons. We used through the art of play and innovated games. I found an activity…

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2015 Agile Open Florida in St. Pete

Last Friday, a bunch of enthusiastic people came together to discuss and learn topics about agile using the format Open Space Technology (OST) at the annually hosted event- Agile Open Florida. This year’s theme is “No one Size Fits All.” I even have a cool t-shirt as my memento. Topics were created by the participants who were interested in coming forth to propose what was on their mind. Topics ranged from best practices in tech for…

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Making Roots in Tampa

Here we are- Tampa! In less than 3 months, I was actively rooting myself with the local agile community- Tampa Bay Agile.  I volunteered to organize Lean Coffee sessions in the area.  Lean Coffee  is one of my favorite forums since it does not require any preparation outside of a location to meet, sharpies, sticky notes and my phone as a timer. What is lean coffee? It is a format using visual personal kanban,  people…

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