5 Whys Challenge – Jessie Shternshus

It’s time to talk keynotes, and we’re very proud to have Jessie on board. 

I met Jessie a few years ago in a developer conference, and she was running a very strange workshop for such a place. It was about how to use improv comedy techniques in a team. I mean, sure, I’ve seen improv tragedy, but comedy was kind of new.

And’s done a masterful job. Improv techniques are reliant on the trust and communication between team members. And you know where this is going – this is what we’re looking for in agile teams.

Her keynote is “Individuals, interactions and improvisation“, which fits our “Let’s play agile!” theme perfectly. Need I say more?

I don’t,  but let’s see what Jessie has to say in her attempt to conquer the 5 whys challenge.

  • Why should people come to the conference?

Play should be infused into everything we do!

I want people to understand that you can find ways of helping your Agile teams outside of conventional places. I also want people to see how useful improv is and it’s not something to be scared of.

  • Why did I choose this topic?

I have been doing improv since I was 10 years old and I think there are lots of exercises and philosophies that go hand in hand with the Agile Manifesto.

I am really looking forward to the Say it with a Picture session. Love picking up new visual facilitation tools.

  • Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand??

Maybe so it doesn’t feel like a third wheel??

This answer seems a bit improvised. But I’ll let it go, because when you’re there, you’ll take part of the impovisation process yourself in her interactive keynote.

So what are you waiting for? 

Register now!

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