Building a Powerful Agile Learning Experience

Don McGreal | 10:00 – 11:15


Whether you are a professional trainer or trying to bring agility to your organization or team, there is no doubt that you have encountered the difficulty in conveying agile values and principles. Learning practices and techniques is easy in comparison; You learn by doing. But how do you teach a philosophy or mindset? How do you ‘do’ a value?

Through trial and error, and through training thousands of agile practitioners, we have put together a set of best practices (and not-so-best practices) for delivering powerful agile learning experiences. Participants in this session will walk away with a set of tools they can put to use the next day. These will include scenario simulations, learning games, discussion generators, reenforcement exercises, student patterns, common pitfalls, and other activities to help you get out of the way and let the learning happen.


As VP of Learning Solutions at Improving Enterprises, Don McGreal is a hands-on consultant and instructor.
As an instructor and a Professional Scrum Trainer, he has authored and taught classes for thousands of software professionals around the globe, specializing in Scrum, Acceptance Testing, Object-Oriented-Design, and Test-Driven Development.
On projects and in the classroom, Don is known for his enthusiasm and dedication. He has published articles for both the Agile Journal and the Scrum Alliance and is co-founder of, a comprehensive collection of games and exercises for accelerating the adoption of agile principles.