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What and how? "Agile" software and project development; a joint event with EMBL Software Carpentry course
When? Thursday November 13th 2014, 18.30 - 21.00
Who? A team of people working at several different life-science organisations within Heidelberg are organising HUB, with your help (just get in touch or add your comments to this page).
"Agile" describes a set of principles and methods that have been applied to (in particular software development) projects in an attempt to support continuous improvement and a need for rapid and flexible response to change.
At this HUB we will introduce the motivation behind these methods, give a very brief sketch of what they can involve, and then try them out for ourselves in one of the many gamified introductions to such methods.
|18.40-19.00||Presentation: Introduction to Agile||Tom|
|19.00-20.45||Agile game File:NotesOnHUB14GameV2.pdf||Aidan|
|20.45-21.00||Wrap up session, questions||Aidan|
|21.00-........||Off to Marstal for a drink and a chat||All|
- Holger Dinkel
- Aidan Budd
- Thomas Schwarzl
- And you?... get in touch, come to one of the planning meetings, or just get involved!
We used the "shared & unique" icebreaker which is extremely simple, but super effective: http://www.icebreakers.ws/medium-group/unique-and-shared.html People immediately started discussing and trying to find out more about each other.
Everybody was very engaged from the beginning on and after Tom's introduction to Agile & Scrum, Aidan led through the evening as we were practicing 'agile' methods while constructing a city with Lego. Here, people got really innovative & creative, we've seen different styles of construction work, some being collaborative, some soloing. The tight schedule added another level of excitement ;-) After three rounds of 'sprints' and Aidan being the picky customer we've managed to assemble a beautiful city with many houses, shop, church/mosque, river, park, bank, stadium and more.
Everyone seemed to have a good time!
A list of tasks that need to be done on or before the meeting day. Just sign your name to say that you'll do a task, and the same again when the task is done.
|To arrange before evening||Person responsible||Done|
|Bring cartons for LEGO for each group||Holger||Done|
|Drinking Water and Cups?||Florian||Done|
|Print & bring HUB poster||Iman||Done|
|A4 signs in plastic envelopes to help people find the room||Adam||Done|
|Create the poster||Matt||Done|
|Print and display poster where relevant||
|Advertise on linkedin||Aidan||Aidan|
|Beamer||(There's one in the room that we can use - Matt to ask the caretaker.)||Done|
|Send initial announcement email to HUB All||Aidan||Aidan|
|Send same-day-as event announcement email to HUB All||Aidan||Aidan|
|To do on the evening||Person responsible||Done|
|Open the room||Matt||Done|
|Hang up signs to the room||Florian, Adam||Done|
|Setup and welcome attendees||Florian||Done|
|Tidy and close room||All||Done|
"We need to do more HUBs with LEGO"
"You guys put a great workshop together"
"We had tons of fun as well as learned a great deal about agile and scrum methodologies"