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  • Gift Box

    Posted by Paul Goddard on November 1st, 2012 at 9:56 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: 5-10 mins Materials: 2 people (standing up) Instructions: One person holds an imaginary box in front of them. This imaginary box...
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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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