Improv-ing Your Scrum Team
With Paul Goddard, CEC, CST®


Collaboration is considered a fundamental part of "being Agile" but how can you help your team understand HOW to collaborate? "Improvising" is not really about being funny, or panicking when things go wrong. It's a simple process that groups of actors follow in order to create interesting stories and scenes without the aid of a script. This session demonstrated how five themes of improvisational theatre can support an Agile team's growth and also give you some practical guidance on how to get your team's collaborative and creative juices flowing from the very start!  


Paul Goddard is an established Agile coach and trainer based in the United Kingdom. He has been assisting Agile teams since 2003, and is a qualified Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and a Scrum Alliance Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC). His first book, Improving Agile Teams: Using Constraints To Unlock Creativity, brings together two of his passions: coaching Agile teams and improvisational theatre. The principles and practices are so closely linked, he uses them every day of his working and personal life. A regular speaker at Agile conferences worldwide, Paul is also a long-standing member and contributor to the Agile community in the UK and throughout Europe.