Friday, April 15, 2016

Why Attend Capability Counts 2016? Reason #4: To Play Agile Games!

Ahoy there! The sloop Improvement is all set to sail for the annual conference I like to call the “Greatest Show on Earth!” Yes, Capability Counts 2016 happens on May 10-11 in one of the oldest ports in the New World, Annapolis, Maryland (est. 1649), and we'd love for you to be there!

To help everybody get their sea legs for the event, we decided to count down the Top 5 Reasons to Attend Capability Counts 2016. If you missed it, reason #5 was “To Build Capability!”  Today we’re tacking our course for process improvement and performance innovation with Reason #4.

Drum roll please! Reason #4 is …

Play Agile Games!

Reason #4: Capability Counts 2016 is a place where you can acquire and develop skills while playing agile games

So much is new for Capability Counts 2016. But of all the new events, one of the busiest and most hands-on is sure to be Gamer’s Alley!

Gamer’s Alley

Gamer’s Alley is a fun, competitive environment, where engineering executives and professionals can learn new agile skills in the ultimate learning experience. If you love a test of wits and get fired up over the idea of having a coach helping you win, this is the session for you. You’ll learn more about collaboration, iterative delivery, and continuous improvement in a hands-on environment that leverages CMMI and Agile methods. Your coaches and facilitators are experienced Game Masters who are also CMMI and Agile coaches and instructors. Make sure you stop by and check out concurrent events including the XP Game, the Collaboration Game, and more! There will be prizes and plenty of fun.

Who should come to the Gamer’s Alley Track? Whether you’re just starting your capability journey, learning how to use CMMI in an Agile environment, or a seasoned veteran, you’ll take away valuable lessons that you can use right away.

Here are the bios of the Expert Agile Coaches who will be working with you in Gamer’s Alley:

Jeff Dalton, Broadsword

Pedro Castro Henriques, Strongstep

C├ęsar Duarte, Scraim & Strongstep

Register here for Capability Counts 2016.

Need more reasons to go? Stay tuned for Reason #3!

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Jeff Dalton is a Certified SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, Certified CMMI Instructor, author and consultant with years of real-world experience with the CMMI in all types of organizations. Jeff has taught thousands of students in CMMI trainings and has received an aggregate satisfaction score of 4.97 out of 5 from his students.

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