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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 / Abduction – The team game that creates itself!

    Posted by E. Bruin on May 31st, 2017 at 8:18 am
    Gameception is a cooperative game of creativity and fun. We found it’s a fun way of getting people to think out of the box. Furthermore it can explain what happens when you throw 3 sentence user stories to a team and not refine them. You can also use it several times ...
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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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  • Cards Against Agility

    Posted by Silvana Wasitova on February 23rd, 2017 at 6:56 am
    Cards Against Agility is based on the game Cards Against Humanity, where the former was developed at the Play 4 Agile event in Germany in February 2017. Purpose: either to develop awareness or poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irrev...
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  • Simplicity in LEGO (technical practices)

    Posted by Mike Bowler on February 20th, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    Timing: 10-15 minutes Overview: This is the initial exercise in a collection of LEGO games related to the agile technical practices. This particular exercise is generally done prior to any of the others as it’s foundational for all the Agile technical practices. T...
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  • Failure Memory Game

    Posted by Anja Stiedl on February 20th, 2017 at 2:38 pm
    The Failure Memory Game is is a game for learning from failures and experiencing how a team or an organisation can benefit from an open failure culture. Participants reflect on their own way, or the team’s culture to handle failures, and directly experience the co...
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