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  • Kitchen Prioritization

    Posted by Grégory Alexandre on February 1st, 2018 at 8:32 am
    The goal of this game is to understand how important it is to have choice criterias during prioritization and make them explicit. This game will talk about relative prioritization, implicit criterias, personal criterias, implicit expectations...
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  • Sinking Islands

    Posted by Jaap Dekkinga on October 27th, 2017 at 5:56 pm
    Prioritize a list of backlog items (ideas/features/projects/tasks) and manage WIP by saving and sinking islands in this fun and active game....
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  • Time-Tree-Fertilizer retro

    Posted by Ivo Peksens on July 24th, 2017 at 11:24 am
    See your past project/release in the time-tree-fertilizer metaphor which is another use of visual metaphors. This approach to Retrospectives is the most effective when you look back at a longer period of time like project or release....
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  • Iterative Incremental Big Bang

    Posted by David Lowe on February 8th, 2016 at 6:46 am
    Timing: 30-60 minutes expected running time (including prep and debrief) Overview: Iterative, Incremental, Big Bang is a workshop game to encourage people to think about alternative approaches for tackling projects. However, rather than discuss boring work-like scen...
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  • “Hitting the Target” — Business Value in Mission-Focused Organizations

    Posted by David Kane on January 29th, 2016 at 11:01 am
    How should organizations prioritize work in the face of conflicting goals and metrics? Help more people? Minimize delays? Prosecute more crimes? Lower costs? In this game participants will experience a dice-based simulation that has been created to explore these questio...
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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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  • 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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  • More Meaningful Stories

    Posted by Karen Favazza Spencer on July 6th, 2015 at 7:08 am
    This idea originates with Thiagi’s exercise “More Interesting” Divide group into at least 3 groups of 3 or more participants. Each person writes a basic story on one side of an index card Place a 4 digit identifier in upper corner (phone, extension, SS...
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  • Weekend Escape an agile backlog management game

    Posted by Andrew Rusling on May 26th, 2015 at 2:58 am
    Timing:  20 minutes to prepare plus 30 minutes for Standard version, or 75 to 90 minutes for Extended Version Overview: Small teams collaborate to order a backlog with a specific business goal in mind. Once the team has produced their backlog, they review the output of...
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  • MyToy : An Agile Product Development Game

    Posted by Matthias Jouan on April 28th, 2015 at 1:16 pm
    Timing: 2 to 3 hours Overview: An Agile product development simulation game with LEGO®, Scrum, story maps, experiments, etc. This game tries to cover an entire product development process, the Agile way, and is designed for a single team of 4 to 6 people. The team wi...
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