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Agile Games West

Scott Showalter
Fearless Adventures in Learning:
Games to Explore the Value Behind Failure


This session looks at a series of team-based improv & collaboration games that help teams embrace "failing successfully." Rather than glorify failure, we should understand that its power is not in failing alone, but rather the learning that emerges from it and the power that such learning has to unlock otherwise unforeseen opportunities. Our goal is to relinquish our fears of failure, break us out of our comfort zone and accept the prospect of failure with the ultimate goal of using it to better understand what success looks like, and how the struggle and pain of failure, and the learning that accompanies it, opens our mind to new possibilities we wouldn't have otherwise seen. These games create comfort with failure and build up our actionable learning muscle (insight synthesis, etc) that should accompany every unsuccessful attempt at success. Failure and learning for the win!



Lean UX Practitioner, Experience Engineer, Agile Futurist, Innovator, Mentor, Team Builder, Nescient Thought Leader



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