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An Invitation from Our Co-Chairs

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Brian Bozzuto and Gloria Shepardson We would like to personally invite you to the Agile Games 2012 Conference. A unique event in the Boston area, the third annual Agile Games promises to deliver even more opportunities to learn, play and network with other Agilists.

As the name implies, we will certainly be featuring sessions on games, play and at least one session with LEGO(R) bricks. But this year we intend to go beyond those pragmatics to explore related concepts. To that end, we've expanded our offerings to include novel techniques presented by global leaders.

Come join us learn how theatre applies to software development, how techniques to preserve dying languages further learning, and how software feedback develops our cognitive skills!


Put New Concepts into Practice

One of the greatest parts of the conference is the synergy between our attendees as they share their challenges, experiences and techniques with others. As you prepare to attend this year's conference, we invite you to take some time to reflect upon what challenges you may be facing or ideas you would like to explore. Our games sessions on the 2nd day will offer ample time to try out a technique you've been wanting to use or explore a problem you've been trying to confront in our clinic among a group of similarly minded professionals. We sincerely hope that all attendees, in addition to participating, will also be contributors to the conference.

Learn! Share! Play!

Agile Games is an intimate conference that allows each attendee to interact closely with industry experts, put ideas into practice, and share lessons learned in a safe, fun environment that maximizes participation and group involvement. Agile Games is a blend of deep dive sessions, practitioner sessions and an open space which allows for mutual learning and participation by all attendees regardless of level of expertise.

We hope you're as excited as we are about this year's Agile Games 2012. We look forward to seeing and interacting with you April 19-21st!

Brian Bozzuto and Gloria Shepardson

Mad Scientist Speaks at Agile Games 2012

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On April 20th, day 2 of the Agile Games 2012, Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan will deliver the keynote address at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, MA. His keynote address is titled "Advice from an Oxymoron".  Thiagi is known as the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group, an organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably. Find out more about him at his website.

Thiagi has published 40 books, 120 games and simulations, and more than 200 articles. He wrote the definitive chapters on simulations and games for ISPI's Handbook of Human Performance Technology, ASTD's Training & Development Handbook, and the American Management Association's Human Resources Management and Development Handbook.  In Thiagi's own words, here is what you can expect.

2012 Games Announced

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The votes are in and five games have been selected for the Agile Games 2012 Open Games sessions on Day 2.  Here's the rundown:

  • Self Management: 5 Games with Motion with Richard Kasperowski
  • More Retrospective Games from the Team Movie Retrospectives with John Martin
  • Three Pair Programming Games with Moss Collum
  • Lean Workflow Design Game with Nancy Van Schowenderwort
  • Agile LEGO Game with Conrad Benham 

Read more: 2012 Games Announced

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Agile Games 2012

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10. With a bunch of new games and internationally renowned presenters, Agile Games 2012 promises to be our BIGGEST and BEST event, yet!


9. Michael Sahota, our Agile keynote speaker is also an expert in Lean and LEGOS !


8. The world renowned Mad Scientist, Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan, will share his secrets for sensational simulations!


7. McGreal & McCullough will teach you how to create your own McGreat games! 


6. Evening reception has a limited time only open bar.


5. One large  O   p   e  n    S   p  a  c   e .... 'nuff said. 


4. All your friends will be there! 


3. You'll make new friends


2. You'll learn cool stuff. 


AND ...


1. You'll hate yourself in the morning, if you miss it! 

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