PMI Silicon Valley Chapter

PM Insight Fremont - Designing a Game of Agility, a Learning Experience You Can Play

PM Insight Fremont - Designing a Game of Agility, a Learning Experience You Can Play

PM Insight-Fremont:

Designing a Game of Agility, a Learning Experience You Can Play

When:   Wed. May 5, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where:  Virtual Meeting (Registrants will receive joining details from Meeting Leader on the day of the event) 

 Last Date for On-line Registration is 5/4

In this exciting interactive presentation participants will experience a deep yet simple-to-play game that demonstrates aspects of agility ranging from planning, estimating and collaborating to scaling and continuous improvement in formats ranging from one to four hours.  The game’s structure elegantly emulates core lean and agile principles, while “backlog items” are highly variegated minigames in their own right that introduce principles and techniques in a wide range of fun, memorable manners.  It is also built to be completely expansible, able to accommodate different stories and topics with no change to the core framework.

In addition to seeing how gamification can help improve learning engagement and getting an engaging introduction to core agile ideas, participants will also learn how to design their own simulations that explore specific situations and organizational challenges such as DevOps, agility in non-technical contexts such as HR, or cybersecurity.  Attendees will receive materials that allow them to play one round of the game, simulating a full iterative cycle on their own.  Discover how to make learning agility both rewarding and unforgettable!


You will learn:

    • See how gaming mechanics can help improve learning outcomes
    • Explore how an end-to-end lean and agile simulation was designed
    • Design aspects of your own agile game
    • Take away a free sample of the game to play with your teams!

Register today! 


About the Instructor:

Arlen Bankston 

 Arlen Bankston

Arlen Bankston is a co-founder at LitheSpeed. He was at the vanguard of the agile movement, beginning to practice within two years of the Agile Manifesto’s writing.  He was among the first to explicitly blend lean systems thinking and user experience practices with agile software development practices.  An active trainer and training content designer for over 20 years, he continues to coach, speak, train and mentor to stay at the edge of ever-advancing lean and agile practices.  Arlen was one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers, and soon began exploring Lean, Six Sigma, BPM and other process management and systems thinking approaches to ensure that organizations took a holistic perspective beyond just the software. He became a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt while leading a Lean-Agile practice for six years, and has been a successful entrepreneur helping to lead LitheSpeed for fourteen years since.

Today, Arlen has worked across virtually every industry and enjoys a reputation as a thought leader and a dynamic, entertaining and practical presenter.  He has trained and mentored thousands of Scrum Masters, Product Owners, team members and executives, designing the Agile Leadership Academy to address the leadership and structural challenges that still plague many otherwise successful companies.  He has led Agile and Lean deployments at clients such as Marriott, NBC Universal, CNBC, NGA, Capital One, T. Rowe Price, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Armed Forces Benefits Association.


Meeting Leader: Krishna Gundlapalli

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PDU Info:    

Technical: 2.0 PDU

PDU claiming instructions 

Online Registration

PMI Silicon Valley Members: $5.00

Non-Members: $5.00

Veterans: Free (online only; contact Meeting Leader for the discount code. Please bring an appropriate ID card to the event).

Cancellation Policy

This event is a professional society meeting, held for the benefit of its members. The Plan Ahead registration fee paid is based on the registrant's ability to commit to attendance, ahead of time. The Plan Ahead registration fee will not be refunded for any reason, other than event cancellation, after normal business hours (5:00 PM, Pacific) on the registration deadline day. The PMI - Silicon Valley Chapter reserves the right to make last-minute changes to program content and speakers, as circumstances dictate.

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-05-2021
Event End Date 05-04-2021
Registration Start Date 03-27-2021
Cut off date 05-05-2021
Individual Price 5.00
Location Virtual Event
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