Agile Games Conference

Instigator

I am a social monkey who experiments on groups to find how we can best connect, support, and serve each other to create great things. My primary tools are Authentic Relating and Circling, although I'm not above throwing some acroyoga or dance into the mix. I teach emotional and social intelligence to communities across the world.

Warning labels:

1) Objectives in mirror may seem greater than they appear
2) May actually mean it when I ask how you are.

Agile Coach

Currently bringing agile beyond engineering at Vistaprint, David Grabel is a passionate enterprise agile coach. He has introduced Scrum, Kanban, XP, and SAFe to organizations of sizes varying from single team startups to large organizations with over 500 teams. Previous clients include PayPal, Bose, and Trizetto. He helped develop a process for integrating Lean UX design with Scrum delivery teams that was rolled out to 15 Lean UX teams supporting over 100 delivery teams around the world. He is certified as CSM, CSP & SPC and is studying at the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Associate Creative Director, Vistaprint

Shawn Peters is a career creative who has written for television, magazines, newspapers and the web, as well as creating marketing and advertising concepts for networks and brands like HBO, Staples, ESPN and Bud Light. He is currently an associate creative director at Vistaprint, working with the marketing team to blend Agile principals and improvisational techniques into the brainstorming and creative processes.

Agile Creative Leader

After more than 20 years in Marketing and Creative, Adam Charlton leads global design teams at Vistaprint, and contributes to the enterprise agile transformation as an Agile Champion.

With a strong focus on building relationships and optimising feedback loops, Adam experiments and innovates in cross-functional ideation and design. Inspired by Woody Zuill’s “Mob Programming” at Agile Games 2016, Adam pioneered “Mob Design”, (presented at Agile 2016 Atlanta by David Grabel). 

Executive Coach

Jody’s executive coaching, organization development, and leadership expertise equips leaders and teams to build people, partnerships, and performance in every interaction every day.  Jody has a Master’s of Science in Organization Development from Pepperdine University, majored in East Asian Studies at Yale, and is a project management professional (PMP).  As a technologist, Jody worked with agile teams to design and deliver a platform that lets healthcare professionals address the social determinants of health as a standard part of clinical care.  Jody has facilitated leadership development with executives and teams in tech companies large and small, fortune 500 companies, and nonprofits, in the United States and China. Jody is a great skier and expects to be an even better dad.