The Art of Designing Agile Simulations and “Serious” Games

july, 2020

15jul6:00 pm7:30 pmThe Art of Designing Agile Simulations and "Serious" Games6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Online event Event Organized By: DC Lean + Agile

Event Details

We’ve all heard of “Agile games.” The moniker typically refers to small-scale exercises that last for a few minutes and convey one or two learning objectives. What if we wanted to convey several concepts at once in something more akin to an end-to-end simulation, though? That’s where things really get fun!

There’s a whole world of “serious games” out there, and with a grasp of the core mechanics and a bit of practice, you can take your training and coaching to a whole other level. Join Lisa Mabli and Arlen Bankston in an introduction to this fascinating topic where we’ll explore:

• Benefits of game-style simulations in coaching and training situations (virtual and otherwise)
• A basic process for creating a simulation-style game
• Examples of “serious” agile games you can try today

RSVP “Yes” and you’ll receive a Meetup email before the event with the Zoom join link. If you have any issues joining, or questions email [masked].

Pop into Zoom to connect with other Agilists and dig into value management in our next DC Lean+Agile Meetup.

Everyone is welcome at this casual meetup. Listen in or add to the discussion, and share/seek opportunities with the extensive DC Lean+Agile network.

6:00-6:10: Connect to Zoom
6:10-6:30: Introduction & Networking Break-Out
6:30-7:30: Presentation & Interactive Discussion

*The Zoom link and password will be emailed the day of the event.


Arlen Bankston
One of LitheSpeed’s founders, Arlen Bankston, is an industry-leading agile and lean expert, author, speaker, management consultant, and trainer. With 15+ years in the industry, Arlen has led Agile and Lean deployment and managed process improvement projects at hundreds of clients in highly diverse industries, such as Marriott, Capital One, Neustar, CCP Games, T. Rowe Price, Freddie Mac, and the Armed Forces Benefits Association.

Lisa Mabli
Lisa Mabli has enjoyed leading and mentoring teams and individuals for over thirty years and has been leading successful agile transformations in software companies and IT departments since 2014. In addition to being a JIRA whiz, Lisa is well-traveled, educated in the classics, and speak four languages with varying degrees of grace and confidence. She spent several years developing an esoteric mathematical model of how grassfires spread, she analyzes data for fun, and her greatest joy is in helping people and teams be the best version of themselves that they can imagine.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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