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!
- Why should people come to my session?
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?