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  • This Sprint Future-O-Spective with Santa Claus!

    Posted by Deepak Joshi on December 22nd, 2015 at 7:27 pm
    Here’s the festive season again and Santa Claus is coming to town. We need to take care of the balloons during the party so they shouldn’t look awful (deflated). What may be the impediments which need to be taken care? During freezing weather, balloons shrink up...
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  • Silent Collaboration

    Posted by Don McGreal on November 10th, 2015 at 1:26 pm
    This is a great facilitation exercise for quickly seeding a Product Backlog or anything else that requires collaboration. It is a technique that I've used for years and was originally inspired by Lyssa Adkins' Silent Work Techniques...
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  • JargonBust

    Posted by Elinor Slomba on October 27th, 2015 at 11:57 am
    Timing: 15 minutes or so (flex), can be inserted into any meeting to liven things up Materials: This is mostly a verbal game, no special supplies required except for small pieces of paper (can use postits) and writing implements. If making a master list (see option) a ...
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  • Spreadsheet Craftsmanship

    Posted by Dennis Somerville on September 11th, 2015 at 7:13 pm
    Timing 30 minutes Overview You have inherited a spreadsheet from a coworker. The spreadsheet calculates the cost of consultants, given the following: number of contractors, hourly rate, number of hours per day, start date, and number of contract months. The spreadsheet ...
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  • The Bicycle Game

    Posted by Christo Martens on August 19th, 2015 at 7:02 am
    In one of my projects I developed a retrospective technique that is the combination several other techniques. This technique I called the ‘bicycle game’ because of the result: a nice bicycle....
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  • Kanban Pizza Game

    Posted by Ralf Kruse on August 16th, 2015 at 6:43 am
    The interactive Kanban Pizza Game demonstrates how a Kanban System works. While common Kanban games usually focus only on the flow of an existing Kanban system, our new Kanban Pizza Game goes beyond that, demonstrating the path from an existing process to Kanban. Learni...
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  • One Word Retrospective Game

    Posted by Lauren Thomas on August 14th, 2015 at 8:36 am
    good retrospective game when you feel there are under currents or stuff not being said. This provides a safe avenue in sharing ideas thoughts or feeling in the context of what someone else might have meant in a word....
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  • Retrospective darts

    Posted by Lauren Thomas on August 14th, 2015 at 8:19 am
    Retrospective Darts is a great way to visualize the sprint. Most people are familiar with darts so it is easy for team members to grasp and they enjoy playing it....
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  • Penny Flow

    Posted by Sean Robinson on July 27th, 2015 at 10:51 am
    Summary: This game is based on The Penny Game.  I’ve seen it in various incarnations, but this is based on the original concept.  Instead of simply showing how batch size affects throughput, this game has been heavily modified to give several additional lessons....
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  • Agile Scrum framework at glance

    Posted by Jesus Mendez on July 14th, 2015 at 10:59 am
    Purpose The goal of the game is to start the conversation within the team about their development process, in this case, by using the Agile-Scrum framework. By asking open ended questions, the facilitator would help the team discover areas of improvement identified by t...
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