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  • Building team trust using a Trust Canvas

    Posted by Alexey Pikulev on December 14th, 2014 at 10:23 am
    After a series of exercises and brainstorming sessions with various teams, we have clustered the most frequently occurring factors that positively influence Trust in teams. We created a new instrument which we are glad to share with you – the Team Trust Canvas (F...
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  • The Zmey Planning

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on November 25th, 2014 at 2:38 am
    Zmey is a popular dragon form the Slavic mythology with three heads, wings and a snake’s body. It personifies evil and often demands tribute from villages or small towns in the form of gold. In an attempt to defeat the Zmey and relieve the people from this odious ...
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  • Fellowship Of The Goal – Gamify The Cardwall

    Posted by Craig Strong on October 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am
    Gamification can lead to higher levels of collaboration and engagement with teams. On many occasions, I’ve come across prescriptive workflows which completely disengage teams and those teams don’t challenge the tools or process they inherit. Gamification and customi...
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  • Team Responsibility Game

    Posted by Markus Wittwer on October 5th, 2014 at 12:24 pm
    Intention of the game The intention of the game is to experience sharing responsibility for a common purpose discover unhealthy team dynamics and reflect and think about better ways to work together. I use the game as a start into a longer retrospective in which I lik...
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  • New Kanban simulation game “Featureban”

    Posted by Mike Burrows on September 12th, 2014 at 6:33 am
    Featureban is a fun way for small groups to try out some basic visual management (visualisation + feedback loops), and then experience the dramatic effect of adding work-in-progress limits to create working kanban systems. It’s also possible to add in metrics (the...
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  • The Estimation Quest

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on September 8th, 2014 at 3:43 am
    Adventure is defined as a bold, usually risky undertaking with uncertain outcome. How close is this definition to software estimation? I would say there are almost identical. The only difference is that adventure is more often exciting and enjoyable while software estim...
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  • Cynefin with the Team Drawer

    Posted by Illya PAVLICHENKO on August 26th, 2014 at 11:23 pm
    Authors: Ilia Pavlichenko and Alexei Pikulev. We will show the game that helps to understand Cynefin and dynamics of transitions within it. We called the game “Cynefin with the Team Drawer” and to play it we need: Several sets of the Team Drawer (one for eac...
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  • The Cultural Radars

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on July 21st, 2014 at 12:59 am
    Corporate culture is the number one barrier to agile adoption and the leading cause of failed agile projects. At least this is what VersionOne‘s surveys suggest for the last few years (e.g. 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). This exercise aims to examine the cultural divers...
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  • The Rocket Retrospective

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on June 19th, 2014 at 1:22 am
    The Rocket retrospective is a 15 minutes (strictly timeboxed) retrospective which defines concrete follow-up actions for each of its participants. Being short, engaging and result-oriented it boost up the self-actualizing/self-discovering capabilities of the team to a n...
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  • Epic bedtime story

    Posted by Hugo Emond on June 13th, 2014 at 4:28 am
    There are not many games out there to explain and discuss how distributed teams work and for very good reasons. Teams **should** be co-located. This simple game is intended for any member of your organisation/teams to understand the challenges related to "distributed s...
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