Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : Self-Selection Gamified: Leave Your Fears Behind

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Self-Selection Gamified: Leave Your Fears Behind

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Self-selection is a facilitated process that allows people to exercise autonomy by choosing their preferred initiatives and joining new teams. As exciting as it may sound to some, the idea of self-selection may cause others to experience all sorts of fear: fear of missing out, fear of not being selected, or fear of picking a wrong team. Let Dana Pylayeva alleviate those fears by taking you through effective preparation steps and a round of self-selection simulation. Hands-on activities such as drawing, making participants cards in a Team Ingredients Assessment, and playing the Not2Spooky4Me card game will keep everyone engaged and maximize learning. The game-like format creates a safe space for you to ask questions and overcome fears. By the end of this session, you will be able to explain five steps to prepare for self-selection and three steps to run the process, so you can go back to your teams with confidence.


Dana Pylayeva
Agile Play Consulting LLC

Dana has seventeen years of diverse experience in software development and IT operations as well as agile coaching, facilitation, brain-friendly training, and game design. She is the author of Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game, an international speaker and a TBR certified trainer. Dana holds an MS in robotics and mechatronics from Moscow State University of Technology "STANKIN" as well as CSM, CSPO, CSP, and Certified LeSS Practitioner certifications. Dana is the founder of Big Apple Scrum Day conference in NYC, co-organizer of World Retrospective Day, co-organizer of NYC Scrum User Group, and a co-chair of the Learning track at Agile 2018.