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  • Three Headed Expert

    Posted by Paul Goddard on November 1st, 2012 at 9:36 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Geoff Watts, and from frequent visits to watch the Comedy Store Players perform in London. Timings: 5-10 mins Materials: 4 willing volunteers Instructions: One person plays “the intervi...
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  • Intuitions

    Posted by Paul Goddard on October 23rd, 2012 at 11:59 am
    (this exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Geoff Watts, credit to Paul Z Jackson from his book) Timings: 5 mins exercises, 5 min debrief Materials: An even number of participants, usually run at the start of the class/event as an int...
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  • Story Spines

    Posted by Geoff Watts on October 23rd, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Simon Bennett generously introduced us to this game during the Scrum Trainers Retreat in Amsterdam in 2010. It is a common improv game Timing: 15 minutes Materials: 6 Chairs Pre-prepared index cards with story element structures (See below) Instructions: Preparation Set...
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  • Swedish Stories

    Posted by Geoff Watts on October 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard and was inspired by Neil Mullarkey Timing: 15 minutes Materials: None Instructions: Arrange the group so one person is at the front of the group with a number of other participan...
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  • Balloon Animals

    Posted by Paul Goddard on October 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 am
    (this exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Geoff Watts) Timings: Unspecified, but allow up to 20-30 mins for balloon making and debrief Materials: Download and print the attached for one or more of the balloon animal shaping instruct...
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  • Top Traits

    Posted by Geoff Watts on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:55 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard Timing: 30-60 minutes Materials: Top Trait templates Photographs of stakeholders Instructions: Explain that this is an exercise to help provide some context around the users of t...
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  • First Letter, Last Letter

    Posted by Geoff Watts on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:42 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard Timing: 5-15 minutes Materials: None Instructions: Explain that this is an exercise that requires concentration and listening The team stand in a circle and are required to tell ...
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  • Free Market Prioritisation

    Posted by Geoff Watts on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:35 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard Timing: 15-45 minutes (depending upon the size of the Product Backlog, number of stakeholders and amount of discussion) Materials: A Product Backlog Stakeholders in prioritisatio...
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  • Musical Bells

    Posted by Paul Goddard on October 23rd, 2012 at 3:32 am
    (this exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Geoff Watts) Timings: 8 mins exercise, 5 min debrief Materials: 8 Musical Hand Bells per team, 4-12 people in each team. If the bells have sticky numbers on them, it’s best to remove t...
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  • We want a city (Scrum simulation with LEGO extension)

    Posted by Niels Talens on September 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    A very important part of product ownership is about gathering info and stakeholders need to be challenged to think and rethink wishes. This exercise simulates this. It’s also good for the rest of the team to see how hard and important this is....
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