Comic Agilé: Luxshan Ratnaravi and Mikkel Noe-Nygaard

Luxshan Ratnaravi holds an MSc in Software Engineering and is an Agile Coach with the Danish financial software solutions provider Bankdata. He’s constantly on a mission of improving the status quo from his position of being an agile ideologist and a pragmatic problem-solver.

Luxshan’s professional mission in life, which has taken him through jobs as, e.g., IT Business Analyst, Product Owner, Release Train Engineer, and Agile Coach, is to relentlessly improve companies by challenging their worn-out habits, reinforcing their purpose, and helping them in continuously improving their practices through the awesome values, principles, and practices from the agile space.

Mikkel Noe-Nygaard holds an MA in Architecture with a background in sustainable buildings and a speciality in Communications Design but has always been working with user experience in software. Mikkel designs both hyper-complex cloud-based expert tools and simple mobile applications with the same pride, and always puts the user first in aesthetic, efficient solutions. After 20 years of software enterprise experience, spanning diverse areas such as public health care and insurance, pension fund investments, tax, and property registration, and, at the time of writing, sustainable energy at Vestas, Mikkel has found a second calling as a cartoonist!

12:30 - 13:15

Present Connection Track

How to Teach About Agile Through Comic Strips

The format of comic strips is a very effective way of highlighting what goes wrong when Agile meets reality. Its humor, exaggeration, and provocations make the reader reflect on how to avoid the often relatable situation depicted in the strip. In this talk, the creators of the globally popular agile comic strip Comic Agilé – Luxshan Ratnaravi and Mikkel Noe-Nygaard – will break down the mechanics of how to create an educational agile comic strip. They will talk about its components, such as setting the scene, introducing some Agile theory, building an expectation, and delivering a punchline in the form of an anti-pattern, misunderstanding or just plain craziness. They’ll also show and analyze some of the most popular strips from Comic Agilé, as well as share the agile lessons to take away from each of them. All of this will be delivered in a highly entertaining and dynamic manner that invites any Agile consultant or educator to join this journey of telling the story of how to successfully become agile