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  • Time-Tree-Fertilizer retro

    Posted by Ivo Peksens on July 24th, 2017 at 11:24 am
    Timing: up to 60 min. Materials: Room with flipchart or whiteboard, red, green, yellow and one more color sticky notes, markers/sharpies. Instructions: This approach to Retrospective is most effective when you look back at a longer period of time like project or release...
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  • Decoration Kanban

    Posted by Dan Ginn on July 2nd, 2017 at 11:18 pm
    Decoration Kanban is a game that can be played with a team to demonstrate key principles and practices of Lean. It is another variant on Jeff Patton's Paper Aeroplane game, but with a greater focus timing metrics to seek out areas of improvement. Great for teams wanting...
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  • Let’s Take a Journey Retrospective

    Posted by Jason Hall on June 29th, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    Timing: 1 Hour Materials: Journey Line template and a white board. Instructions: Select a Time Frame to cover (for this particular retrospective it’s better suited to cover longer periods of time: past release, last few iterations, etc,). Individual Reflection. ...
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  • The league of extraordinarily shortsighted agile superleaders retrospective

    Posted by Tim Bourguignon on June 21st, 2017 at 12:31 am
    Excerpt We are servant-leaders. We are change agents. We lead by example. We move people. We put them first. We are superleaders. Our superpowers toolbox is full, but those powers don’t come for free. Everyone of them has a flip side. Every hero has a unique weakn...
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  • The kanban silly tasks game

    Posted by Rik Pennartz on June 12th, 2017 at 7:19 am
                  In this game, you will learn and experience the lean principles and the use of the kanban board. You will experience the problems with delayed tasks and long feedback loops, frequent task switching, the possibilities of ...
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  • Gameception – The team game that creates itself!

    Posted by E. Bruin on May 31st, 2017 at 8:18 am
    TL;DR Get yourself some office supplies, a pouch or box, write the game rules on a flipchart, write a couple of quests on an empty card and have fun! Time: 15 – 30 min.           People: 2- any (4-6 recommended) Good for: Explain usage of user stories and a...
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  • Scrum Events Cycle

    Posted by Fredrik Wendt on May 5th, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    Timing: 15 minutes for short version (steps 1-4), or 25 minutes (steps 1-6). Materials:  Per team/group: Printed handout, scissors, marker pen, flip chart poster or whiteboard area. Scrum Events Cycle Handout Instructions: I’ve mainly used this as a Connect (4C ...
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  • May The 4th (Force) Be With You Retrospective

    Posted by Gretchen Knode on May 1st, 2017 at 10:34 am
    This is an entire retrospective based on Star Wars May the 4th (force be with you). It includes Goal, Focus, Check-In, Energizer, Gather Info, Analyze, and Create Action Items, and Close-Out. It also includes a special snack section and is a creative and productive way ...
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  • Company Profile

    Posted by Martin Mari on April 28th, 2017 at 7:04 am
    Timing: it’s up to you! Instructions: First and most important, it’s about working with people who, even though they may not share the agile mindset and the fundamental principles of what we are trying to promote, they do have the courage and confidence to help...
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  • The Lean-STAR Game

    Posted by Amr Noaman on April 14th, 2017 at 8:25 am
    Timing: 15 minutes Overview: This is a short game to explain why WIP is bad. It has so many variants, one of which is the lean simulation game with paper airplanes by Jeff Patton. Instead of building airplanes, we connect five dots of a star. Resources: Print 10 copies...
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