My Session at Agile Testing Alliance Global Gathering- ATAGG 2015 Conference – 9 Oct , Bangalore

When I heard about the ATA-Global Gathering event happening in Bangalore , I was super-excited to be a part of it! So, I sent my proposal to Nitesh from UNICOM and Tushar from ATA who are both great at organizing such great events. They liked it and voila! I was in the Speakers list on the site 🙂 check it out –

http://atagg.agiletestingalliance.org/speakers.html

The event was wonderful , with some great sessions by Schalk Cronje , Katrina Clokie , a hands-on workshop by Ashish and the best conduct and organization by Tushar Somaiya.

My session went great and was very well received by the audience. We talked about Gamification of Agile teams and had some awesome volunteers playing fun games with us. The audience was totally engaged in the session and we got great feedback! 🙂 🙂 Here is a peek into the highlights of the day –

ATAGG2015
ATAGG2015

Cheers,

Nishi

Practical Session on Playing Innovation Games @MetricStream

Agile needs continuous improvement and innovation , and we are striving for the same at my new workplace MetricStream, Bangalore. As a part of that, I was invited to conduct a session on some practical and easily adoptable agile practices.
Well what better than Innovation Games for that !
So we went ahead and did a 3-part practical training exercise session wherein not only did we learn about the Agile workflow , the basics on innovation games and how they fit into Agile , but also conducted practical group exercises with sample scenarios and user stories.

It was a great experience and received quite well. The participants were encouraged to take back the learning to their own scrum teams and try out the fun and quick games for conducting various Agile ceremonies.

Here is a glimpse into the training room :

Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games
Playing Innovation Games

Cheers,

Nishi

My Session at UNICOM World Business Excellence Summit 2015 – at Bangalore

I recently had the honor of Speaking at the World Business Summit 2015 by UNICOM at Bangalore.

It was a great experience where I not only had the chance to express my views and interact with a great audience, but also had the opportunity to meet some great leaders and like-minded professionals.

Here are a few excerpts from my session:

Topic – “Gamify your Agile Workplace – using Innovation Games”

  • Innovation Games are a set of directed games played by customers or the teams as a means of generating feedback about a product or a service.
  • They are being adopted widely across the agile world because of their visual, fun and effective nature.
  • Various Innovation games have been coined and described which can be used for various aspects and processes of the software development life cycle.

We also had an interactive session wherein we played an Innovation Game with the audience volunteers.

Speaking at World Business Cnference
Speaking at World Business Conference
Conducting an interactive Innovation Game with audience volunteers
Conducting an interactive Innovation Game with audience volunteers
Receiving the honor
Receiving the honor

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Please follow this space for details on Innovation Games and how to effectively use them in an Agile team.

Cheers!

Nishi