Agile Games Conference

Fast Game

Presented by: Steve Jaccaud

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? This exercise illustrates the language (verbal and non-verbal) and perspectives present when being an optimist or a pessimist.

Fast Game

Presented by: Llewellyn Falco

We are going to play a matching game aimed at teaching you intuition. The same kind of games used to teach people to identify chickens when they are young, or teach actually pigeons to detect cancer from MRI slides.
Come learn how to learn taste and see the patterns only your subconscious can detect.
Click here for the PowerPoint Karaoke game we played.

Open Space

Facilitated by Harold Shinsato


Open Space Proceedings


On the afternoon of day 2 and the morning of day 3 of the conference, during Open Space, we'll shed all nonessentials. We'll do away with scheduled talks and the structure of tracks, and like any good Agilist we'll focus on what really matters: people. We'll set ourselves free from constraints and build the perfect day together.

Agile coach-developer and culture hacker

A programmer for over 30 years, he co-founded Montana Code School and continues to help teach there, especially with Mob Programming. He is co-author of The OpenSpace Agility Handbook, and co-authored software patent 6108698.  For many years, he has cultivated culture change through social technologies including The Core Protocols, Open Space Technology, Co-Active Coaching, and applying agile approaches to non-technical issues for clients like SAP, Intuit, Capital One, MIT's Medicine Hackathons, the University of Montana, Oregon State University, the Agile Coaching Institute, and more. He sits on board of the Open Space Institute and is founder & Executive Director of Montana Agile Culture House which facilitates culture change towards agility in the state of Montana.

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Laura M. Powers is living proof that you never quite know where your next career move may take you.  Educated as a mechanical engineer - she has been involved in the design of aircraft engines, diapers and electric cars, as well as software systems at Hewlett Packard, and eBay.  These days, you’ll find Laura “talking for a living” – training & coaching high tech teams to communicate and collaborate as they take their Agile game to the next level.  
Laura holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and is a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Trainer of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Certified Trainer of Training from the Back of the Room, and a LEGO® Serious Play® facilitator.