What is Play4Agile North America?
Play4Agile North America is similar to an Agile Coach Camp, with more focus on playful approaches to how we approach Agile.
On Thursday afternoon, we will have a workshop to inspire and lead us into the rest of the weekend. We’ll post this years topic when it’s been finalized.
All day Friday and Saturday and half of Sunday we will run an open space where participants bring the topics they want to discuss. In past years, we’ve had people create games on the fly and others who have brought games they wanted to play-test and others who just wanted to discuss how to use playful techniques.
In the evenings, we tend to play more games and have great conversations. There will be much laughter and learning and a good time to be had by all.
Our open space facilitators
Ellen Grove is an Agile coach, trainer, and organizational change agent with Agile Partnership. Based in Ottawa Canada, Ellen works with organizations of all sizes around the globe to help them put Agile thinking and being into action. Open Space and LEGO SERIOUS PLAY are her favourite facilitation approaches for getting people to talk with each other about the things that matter so that they can do great work together. Ellen is a serial organizer of Agile events locally and internationally, and she presents frequently at Agile conferences in Canada and abroad sharing ways to use playful approaches to do serious work.
Gitte Klitgaard is quite active in the software community, speaking at and organising (un)conferences. Her focus is on agile and she has a huge interest in the people aspects: communication, listening and creating a safe space for people to be themselves. She believes in and helps teams to find joy and purpose at work.
If you’re talking about us on social media then please use the hashtag #p4ana
An activity from 2017: Keep the balloon aloft.
Video from our 2016 event