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  • Iterative Incremental Big Bang

    Posted by David Lowe on February 8th, 2016

    Timing: 30-60 minutes expected running time (including prep and debrief) Overview: Iterative, Incremental, Big Bang is a workshop game to encourage people to think about alternative approaches for tackling projects. However, rather than discuss boring work-like scenarios, it asks players to decide on an approach for everyday scenarios like converting a loft, cooking Sunday lunch or building a nuclear submarine! [...]

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  • The Roast

    Posted by Adam Cetnerowski on February 2nd, 2016

    Many Agile practitioners scoff at the very idea of managers in the context of Agile teams. However, they are often a necessity of existing companies. So, we should do the most to have them contribute and align with team members. This exercise give an avenue for honest, detailed feedback from the team to their manager. [...]

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  • “Hitting the Target” — Business Value in Mission-Focused Organizations

    Posted by David Kane on January 29th, 2016

    How should organizations prioritize work in the face of conflicting goals and metrics? Help more people? Minimize delays? Prosecute more crimes? Lower costs? In this game participants will experience a dice-based simulation that has been created to explore these questions by examining the impact of these decisions on the performance of organizations in changing environments.

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  • Daily Stand Up Simulation

    Posted by Aleem Khan on January 26th, 2016

    Daily Stand-up is the most visible and widely used Agile practice. This Stand-up simulation works quite well with either team, new, that never run the stand-ups before or experienced team, looking to make their stand-ups more productive. For new teams, I normally run “Yes and Story” Improv game before this simulation. This way group gets [...]

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  • The Job Title Game

    Posted by Adam Cetnerowski on January 7th, 2016

    It’s good practice for companies to try to keep the number of official job roles to a minimum. It saves on administration and prevents people from boxing themselves in their role. In this exercise, we’ll flip this concept and see, if everyone can get a very specific or even unique job title. This is best [...]

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