Track: ScrumMaster

Duration: 90 minutes

Description: This session is inspired by a blog post I read explaining how laughter can simulate both sides of the brain to help improve problem-solving capacity. If the ability to laugh at ourselves, our teammates and our work is scientifically proven to increase creative-thinking, can this be a useful tool for a scrum team? Through simple improvisation exercises and role play, this session will provide some alternative techniques to stimulate teams into new ways of thinking by using humour and making each other laugh.

Bio of Paul Goddard:

paul_goddardPaul has been an active Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) since 2006, and also became the fourth UK-based Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) in 2011. From developer to scrum master, and from scrum master to agile coach he has been working with agile development teams since 2000.

Paul was part of the coaching team which took on one of the largest agile transformations to date in a major UK telecoms company in 2003 and since then has been training and coaching other organizations, teams and individuals across the UK and Europe.

Paul’s real passion is helping people see past Scrum as just a project management framework, and more as a learning and creativity aid to help engage team and bring a sense of fun back into our work.