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Innovation Games® for Agile Teams

Jenny Tarwater

Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

Innovation Games® for Agile Teams

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Dec 17, 2016 $695.00 $18.37
Standard Jan 23, 2017 $895.00 $19.95

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Innovation Games® are serious games that can be used to deliver cost-effective market research for Agile teams and super-charge the product planning process. Based on the book of the same name by Luke Hohmann, Innovation Games® power innovation by enabling you to better understand your customers. Many of the practices and processes followed by agile teams are enhanced and improved through the integration of Innovation Games®.

This one-day certification course will enable agile practitioners to put Innovation Games to use to identify customer requirements, improve retrospectives, prioritize backlogs, create better release plans and much more.

This course will help you gain a better understanding of how to apply these games within the context of an Agile development process. While there is a lot to love about Agile development, many practices can get pretty tiresome. Retrospectives stop working when teams become bored with answering the same three questions (“what worked, what didn’t work, what should we change?”). Prioritizing a product backlog in a single meeting before, or during, release planning using a spreadsheet isn’t very engaging. Developing and presenting a product roadmap using PowerPoint gets pretty old, especially when you can’t find a way to show the growth in functionality of your product.

Course Agenda:

Beginning with an overview of Innovation Games, you will learn how to:

Agile should be fun! And when you integrate the games described in this class into your Agile practice, it will be.


Completion of the course designates you as a Certified Innovation Games Facilitator, Yellow Belt. (For more information on Certification and Belt Levels, see the Innovation Games website.)

Who Should Attend:

  • All members of Agile teams with a focus on product planning, product development and product management.

  • Anyone who wishes to create more innovative product and service offerings.

This workshop will be Instructed by:

Jenny Tarwater - 

Jenny Tarwater is a 20 year veteran of Technical Project and Program Management with a disciplined approach of cultivating success and growth in people, process and products. Jenny’s mission as a kinetic leader, partner and consummate student is to lead others to surpass goals, contribute positive impressions in collaborative environments and explore undiscovered opportunities and solutions through continuous learning. Jenny’s endless motivation drives her involvement in cultivating the “small company start up culture” in companies large and small.

Certfications & Community Involvment

  • Certified Collaboration Instructor, Innovation Games

  • IC Agile Certification in Coaching and Faciliation (ICA-ATF and ICA-ICP-ACC)

  • Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant - SPC4

  • Project Management Institute: PMI-PMP, PMI-ACP. Speaker Track Lead for MId America Professional Development Days

  • Lean Agile KC - Co-Organizer, Speaker Liason

  • Past and Current Reviewer for Agile Alliance Annual Conference speakers.

Have questions about Innovation Games® for Agile Teams? Contact Jenny Tarwater

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Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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