Agile Lego Game 3

Posted by Conrad Benham on November 19, 2008

Lego Jenny  Lego Conrad

When was the last time you played with Lego? How about Lego and Agile together? This could be your chance… In our next Agile session Jenny Wong and I will lead a session whose goal is to give a hands on introduction to iterative Agile development with…Lego! This will give participants hands on experience to Estimation, Signup, Development, Showcasing and Retrospectives.

Delivering business value, welcoming requirements change, frequently delivering working software and continual self-assesment are some of the Agile Principles as described in the Agile Manifesto. Jenny and I will demonstrate how these guiding principles can be achieved using Lego as a metaphor for programming languages to build a simple project Agile style. Lego, which has a low associated learning cost, is an ideal tool for us to use to give a hands on demonstration that focuses on learning the above listed concepts.

It doesn’t matter if you are a Developer, BA, IM or PM you will be able to participate. The aim is to give participants exposure to each of the stages listed above, something people don’t ordinarily gain day-to-day in their projects. In Agile projects it is important that team members understand what others do and how they, as an individual interact, with other individuals to achieve the common Agile Manifesto Principles.

The mini-Jenny and mini-Conrad were created using Chris Doyle’s super awesome Lego character creator: Mini-Mizer

When: 7:30pm, Tuesday 25th of November 2008
Where: ThoughtWorks Hong Kong Office
Address: Room 1304, 13/F, Tai Tung Building, 8 Fleming Road, Wanchai
Map: ThoughtWorks Hong Kong


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  1. Steve Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:56:14 UTC

    Yeah, I recognised the lego Conrad by the green g-string, it brought back memories I do not want!! ;_;

    Looking forward to the session as long as you’re wearing pants.

  2. Jonathan Buford Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:09:07 UTC

    Is it BYOL (Bring Your Own Legos)?

    Looks like a fun session.

  3. Conrad Benham Wed, 19 Nov 2008 13:55:15 UTC

    No need to BYOL. :-)

    Just BYOS (Bring Your Own Self).

    If you do BYOL, be careful you don’t mix it up with ours. :-)

    I’m looking forward to it…should be good.