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Building Good to Great Workshops – Visual Thinking, Gamification and Story Telling with Paddy Dhanda and Grant Wright
September 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In an age of increasing complexity where time is precious, building meaningful connections with stakeholders is becoming more challenging. Business Analysts must find new innovative ways to engage their audience. Join Grant Wright and Paddy Dhanda in this fun filled session where they will share practical tips on how to go from good to great workshops using visual thinking, gamification and story telling techniques.
About The Speakers
Grant has over 20 years’ experience of 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 specialising 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 Dhanda is the Agile Practice Director at QA Ltd, the largest Technology training provider in the UK. He has gone from programming geek to BA to chief Lego player as an Agile Trainer and Coach. He is the former head of Agile learning for a global bank where he rolled out Agile education to over 100k agilists.
He 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. Paddy is the Midlands Communities Director for IIBA UK and specializes in multiple Agile frameworks, holding various certifications; CSPO (Scrum), CSM (Scrum), A-CSM (Scrum), SPC (Scaled Agile Framework), LeSS (Large Scale Scrum).
Paddy is passionate about creating engaging learning experiences through visual thinking, gamification and story telling and is the creator of Jungle Scrum (a fun and interactive innovation workshop for youngsters). 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.