Jessie is the founder of The Improv Effect where her goal is to help businesses reach their full potential by means of interpersonal-communication skills training. Throughout the years, She has worked with top companies such as Groupon, Fidelity Investments, Johnson & Johnson, Getty Images, The PGA Tour, and Crayola to achieve teamwork, creative problem solving tools, on-boarding, presentation skills, and product development ideation sessions. Jessie co-authored the book, CTRLShift: 50 Games For 50 ****ing Days Like today.
Amitai is a software development coach, speaker, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, award winning bad poet, and the creator of the Agile in 3 Minutes podcast. He blogs at schmonz.com and is a frequent guest on Agile for Humans. Amitai has published many of his agile observations and musings in his new book – Agile in 3 Minutes on Lean Pub.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- How improv techniques can help get the best out of your agile teams
- Games you can try to improve listening and collaboration
- Why improvisation and agile go hand in hand
Links from the show:
- Jessie’s site: theimproveffect.com
- Big Apple Scrum Day
- Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson
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