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  • Pitfalls & Possibilities

    Posted by Karen Favazza Spencer on August 17th, 2016 at 4:08 am
    A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. ...
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  • Story Cubes Retrospective

    Posted by Jon McNestrie on August 15th, 2016 at 6:49 am
    Story cubes are a children’s toy designed to help with the creation and telling of stories. Each die has pictures instead of numbers and they are full of potential metaphors. They can be a fantastic tool to help a team reflect on a series of events they have exper...
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  • Nexus Zoo (a scaling simulator)

    Posted by Don McGreal on July 27th, 2016 at 10:51 am
    This is a fun and effective way to replicate the challenges of scaling product development across many teams. It puts teams into a situation where they need to turn their individual features into one collective increment within a Sprint. They need to work out how to ma...
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  • Scrum Simulation With Minecraft

    Posted by Julio Oliveira on July 1st, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    This free e-book presents a stepwise approach to perform a full Scrum Simulation With Minecraft. An outstanding learning activity for teaching Scrum. It is free to use and adapt, licensed under Creative Commons.   Timing:   8 hours (full day), divided in: Mine...
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  • Judgement Juggler

    Posted by Mike Burns on June 22nd, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    Name: Judgement Juggler.  Summary: An agility learning ball game, built on The Penny Game, that introduces estimates based on defects and dependencies to more closely simulate software development in an enterprise environment. Learning Points: Estimate taking into cons...
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  • Scrum Values & Roles Card Game

    Posted by Julio Oliveira on June 15th, 2016 at 10:07 am
    Timing: 20-35 minutes Overview: This gamified learning activity is the first product from my MSc dissertation at the University of Liverpool. It is a card game to teach Scrum values and roles. There are four categories of cards: roles, responsibilities, values, behavior...
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  • The Agile Mindset Workshop

    Posted by Carolina Gorosito on June 13th, 2016 at 7:52 am
    Total time: 45-60 minutes Purpose The purpose of the game is for everybody to participate and share their opinions, thoughts, feelings, ideas and practical use of the agile manifesto and its principles. They will be doing this by playing a matching game. Benefits Fo...
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  • Paint The Story Point

    Posted by Slava Moskalenko on June 1st, 2016 at 10:18 am
    Purpose Demonstrate how planning and estimating with relative story points can benefit business to be more agile and transparent Timing Entire game usually take 60 minutes to run including debrief. 15 minutes – estimation 35 minutes – complete painting (each...
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  • Traditional vs. Agile Approach of Managing Work

    Posted by Aleem Khan on May 31st, 2016 at 7:40 pm
    I have developed this game with the help of John Moura sometime back in mid-2013. Since then I am actively using it in almost all of my training sessions. This game simulates both waterfall and agile environments. After the activity, in the debriefing section, practitio...
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  • Throw the Cat.. and other objects

    Posted by Andrew Charlton on May 24th, 2016 at 1:33 am
    Timing: 10 minutes preparation, 15 minutes to run then as long as you need to debrief Materials: Stickies, Pens and a list of objects Instructions: I’ve started using this as a variation on the https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/articles/2014/may/title-teac...
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