June 2021 - Paddy & Grant - Crafty Icebreakers & Energisers for BA’s
11:45 - 11:50: Virtual meeting opens
11:50 - 12:00: Welcome & Chapter announcements
12:00 - 1:00: Presentation
Crafty Icebreakers & Energisers for BA’s: Create engagement using visual games and other fun stuff!
The ability to make human connections is vital to all forms of knowledge work, particularly those that rely upon innovation, creative thinking, and collaboration to succeed. The lack of human contact during the global pandemic has brought this sharply into focus with many organizations struggling to create a remote working environment that is able to foster effective collaboration.
Join Grant Wright and Pardeep (aka Paddy) Dhanda, for an immersive hands-on session, where they will explore how visual thinking and gamification can be used to boost creativity and make work more engaging and enjoyable, even in a remote environment.
Be sure to have a pen/pencil and a few sheets of plain paper to take part in the practical exercises.
In this fun-packed session participants will learn how to:
- Break the ice and energize their stakeholders/workshop attendees
- Use visual games to explore ideas and spark creativity
- Leverage the numerous social and cognitive benefits of using games in a business context
Paddy Dhanda is the Agile Practice Director at QA Ltd, the largest Technology training provider in the UK. He is the former head of Agile learning for a global bank where he rolled out Agile education to over 100k agilists. Paddy has worked in the field of Business Analysis for almost 20 years and led a global Business Analysis Community of Practice comprising of over 2k practitioners. He is the former Midlands Communities Director for IIBA UK. Paddy is passionate about creating engaging learning experiences through visual thinking, gamification, and storytelling. He regularly shares insights with industry thought leaders via his podcast, the Peaky Agilist. He also tells really bad jokes according to his two young children.
Grant has over 20 years of experience of in delivering and leading enterprise-scale transformation and digital service design across government and financial services sectors. He is a Principal Consultant and Director of Scarlett Solutions, a UK-based consultancy specializing in business analysis/architecture, agile product management, and business transformation. Grant combines his passion for business analysis with tools & techniques from other fields such as user/customer experience (UX/CX), P3M, and lean/agile delivery in order to clearly define problems and identify effective solutions for his clients. He actively practices Visual Thinking throughout his work and is passionate about its ability to create alignment, improve understanding and generate creative ideas.
Paddy and Grant are passionate Visual Thinkers and brand ambassadors for Buro Brand (authors of the bestselling book Visual Thinking: Empowering People and Organisations through Visual Collaboration). They are also the co-founders of The Visual Jam, a global meetup for creative thinkers.