“The Dream Team Nightmare” by Portia Tung

Have you ever read an agile adventure?? If not, Portia Tung wrote one for you!

It’s an interactive and fun read for all agile minds. It’s time for you to help the dream team in need! Check out our book review and start your own journey!

In the second part of this podcast, our hosts have prepared a list of questions for the author. Portia joins them with answers and some insights about the book. Listen to her agile adventures and her talk about the important of play in our life!

About the book

This first-ever interactive Agile Adventure is the gripping tale of an experienced team struggling with agile adoption. In this unique mashup of a business novel written in the gamebook format, you’ll overcome common yet daunting challenges that come from using agile methods. As Jim, the agile coach, you’ll learn to apply a range of thinking tools and techniques to real-life problems faced by teams and organizations. Find out what really works and what fails miserably from the consequences of your choices. And, unlike in the real world, if at first you don’t succeed, you can make different choices until you get things right.

Management is ready to disband your new agile team and outsource your project. Can you save The Dream Team?

The Dream Team started their journey 18 months ago. Since then, life has become a nightmare. Progress has ground to a halt. Morale is low. Quality has become taboo. You have five days to figure out how to get the team back on track. There will be conflict and maybe tears. One thing is for sure: there will be plenty of tough decisions to make.

Inspired by a classic gamebook series, this fun and interactive story has eight different endings designed to enrich and put your agile development knowledge and experience to the test. Packed with familiar scenarios an agile team faces every day, The Dream Team Nightmare offers you the chance to see what would happen if you could do things differently so you can change the way you do things for real with confidence.

Combining practical team-building exercises with effective facilitation and Systems Thinking, by the end of the book you’ll be ready to rescue projects in trouble, and get new projects off to a better start.

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About the author

Portia Tung, also known as the Play Padawan, is a change expert and executive and personal coach, who combines coaching and business strategies with play to bring about positive and enduring change. She delights especially in playing with workplaces through the magic of ukulele jams. To prove that play never needs to stop, whatever your age, Portia has founded The School of Play, dedicated to promoting happier adulthood through lifelong play.

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