Portia Tung, TweetGlobal Agile and Lean Coach
Biography: Portia Tung
I specialise in Agile adoption and organisational change as a Consultant-Coach. I’m passionate about realising and increasing human potential through Systems Thinking, Real Options and team collaboration. I strive to build effective and meaningful teams by pragmatically applying Lean and Agile Values, Principles and Practices.
I’ve had a number of roles over the years, ranging from Java developer, to development manager, Agile consultant-coach, storyteller and playmaker.
I’m the creator of Agile Fairytales, a series of learning games that help adults rediscover the lessons we learned as children but have since forgotten. I love inventing and playing games because I believe we can all improve continuously through play to achieve our dreams.
Presentation: TweetPlaymaking - Transforming Work Through Play
“Screw work let’s play!” Do you sometimes wish you could goof off work and play? In this interactive presentation, inspired by the theory and experience of play, we’ll demonstrate why play isn’t just essential for creativity and innovation, but crucial to our survival and overall well-being. We’ll begin with the definition of play based on a 6-step framework followed by an exploration of why we play and how we play. We’ll investigate the relationship of work and play and demonstrate how, instead of being mutually exclusive, both are necessary for personal and group creativity and achievement. We’ll finish off with useful guidelines for bringing more play into your life. And if you play your cards right, you’ll leave with plenty of ideas to achieve your recommended daily amount of play!