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  • Wellbeing North Star

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on August 16th, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    Wellbeing North Star, created by Kimberly Wiefling, allows you to analyze all angles of your situation in order to reach your desired end state. By comparing what you like and dislike about different aspects of your product, meeting, work day, etc., you can identify whe...
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  • Innovation Generator

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on August 16th, 2012 at 11:04 am
    Scott Sehlhorst, President of Tyner Blain LLC, developed this game for players to come up with the necessary components of innovation: invention and value. Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access Players (5..8 recommended): Product Manager / Product Owner Development ...
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  • Customer-Centric

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on August 15th, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    Scott Sehlhorst, President of Tyner Blain LLC, developed this graph to improve product development by understanding which stakeholders are impacted most by your product. Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access A product Players (5..8 recommended): Product Manager / Pr...
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  • SAFE-BOLD Framework

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on August 13th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    This game is based on the “SAFE-BOLD Framework” diagram described in the book The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation, written by Corporate Executive Board’s Executive Director Matthew Dixon and Managing Director Brent Adamson. Timi...
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  • Innovation Ambition Matrix

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on July 5th, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Innovation Ambition Matrix was inspired by the May 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “Managing Your Innovation Portfolio,”  written by Monitor’s revolutionary co-partners: Bansi Nagji and Geoff Tuff. Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access Playe...
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  • 2 Brains: Tell It & Sell It

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on June 13th, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    This game, originating from Thomas J. Buckholtz, helps organize practical and emotional aspects of your product or service, which can then be combined to create the most compelling pitch. Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Internet access A product or service Players (5..8 rec...
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  • Lean Startup Snowflakes

    Posted by André Dhondt on May 16th, 2012 at 5:08 am
    Timing: 60 minutes (can be extended to 90 minutes by running more iterations). Setup/explanation takes 10 minutes; we’ll run 4-5 iterations of [3-minutes of execution, 3-4 minutes debrief, and 3 minutes of planning]. Materials: Pretend money (unit bills [euro/doll...
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  • Tasty Estimation

    Posted by Robert Batusek on April 19th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
    Timing: 30-60 min. depending on the number of stories Goal: to practice the relative estimation technique by comparing user stories Preparation: Backlog items written or printed on index cards Items should describe activities, which are well known to the team members a...
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  • Is it Ragu or Bolognese?

    Posted by James Scrimshire on February 1st, 2012 at 5:36 am
    Common Understanding for User Stories So a while back I was having seeing a team have different interpretations of user  stories causing some confusion. Differing interpretations of the feature caused a little backtracking and introduced waste into the sprints.. nothin...
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  • You sunk my methodology

    Posted by James Scrimshire on February 1st, 2012 at 4:07 am
    Agile Games – Battleships No plan of operations extends with certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy’s main strength – Generalfeldmarschall Helmuth von Moltke     This is a game I use to introduce people to iterative development. ...
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