Published on August 13, 2010

This post was previously on the Pathfinder Software site. Pathfinder Software changed its name to Orthogonal in 2016. Read more.

What better way to learn about a topic than by playing a game? At Tuesday’s gathering of the local Agile Project Management Meetup Group, lego was the ultimate medium used by Agile practitioners, both new and experienced, to help gain a basic understanding of how high-quality software is approached and delivered. Some of the fundamental practices and principles that Glenn Bernsohn, Sr. Agile Project Manager/Coach at Orthogonal, covered were: Iterations, Stories, Estimating, Retrospectives, Velocity and other relevant aspects. The Agile Game challenged participants to take on integral Agile roles of Developers and Iteration Managers to produce a product, in this case, a Lego’d animal with enclosure. Here were the creative results:

Close to two hours of guidance and hands-on collaboration resulted in a workshop that was fun from start to finish, one manic lego piece at a time. See the rest of the fun-charged pictures (slide show).

No matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned Agile practitioner, see the Chicago Agile Project Management Meetup Group’s site for upcoming get-togethers on all things Agile.