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