Playing cards, index cards and dice are some of the tools that Mike Clement uses to make learning fun because, as he puts it, “Learning shouldn’t be an arduous activity.” Mike’s session at Mile High Agile this year is on “Playing to Learn”. Many of the games that Mike uses, including the suggestively titled “Die Card Die!”, teach Agile and Lean principles and engages players in a way that is both informative and enjoyable. “I can’t force you to learn anything,” Mike emphasizes to Agile Amped. “You’re gonna learn what you’re gonna learn and you’re going to take the lessons that you’re gonna take.” To reinforce learning, Mike leverages debriefs where one person’s a-ha moment may cause other lights to go on.
Mike Clement is a husband, father of four, and currently a Software Craftsman and Co-founder of Greater Sum. Passionate about agile technical excellence, Mike founded and organizes Software Craftsmanship Atlanta, founded Utah Software Craftsmanship and previously organized the Agile Roots conference.
SolutionsIQ’s Howard Sublett hosts.