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  • The Sandwich Retrospective

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on March 12th, 2014 at 12:51 pm
    This exercise can be used as a retrospective technique (in addition to other popular techniques as the Start-stop-continue retrospective, Starfish retrospective, Speed boat retrospective, etc.). I called it the Sandwich retrospective as it covers three different “slic...
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  • Means First, Then States

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on February 3rd, 2014 at 8:56 am
    This exercise introduces and demonstrates the “Means First, Then States Syndrome” and the negative impact it could have on software projects’ execution and/or outcomes. It also drives a meaningful discussion on what success is to software projects and ...
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  • Three Projects, Three Experiments

    Posted by Ram Srinivasan on November 20th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Context: This game is similar to multi-tasking game, and can be used to teach concepts like   focusing on people utilization (instead of completing projects early), continuous partial attention,  effect of lack of face to face communication, limiting Work-in-progre...
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  • Leadership Magic Trick

    Posted by Olivier Destrade on September 15th, 2013 at 6:37 am
    This game can be used to initiate a group to collaboration within a self-organised team. It can be used to introduce notions of leadership, cross-communication and feed-back....
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  • Software Kanban Game

    Posted by sune lomholt on August 18th, 2013 at 2:37 pm
    This is a game used for introducing Kanban to software teams in Danske Bank. It is based on the Software Development Kanban game by Christina Skaskiw (http://www.skaskiw.biz/resources.html)...
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  • (Français) 99 Ballons de test

    Posted by Chris Deniaud on July 13th, 2013 at 9:21 am
    English version available here : http://tastycupcakes.org/2009/06/99-test-balloons/. This post only contains french version....
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  • The Penny Game

    Posted by Geoff Watts on May 4th, 2013 at 6:32 am
    This is a popular game that simulates the 'theory of constraints' by flipping coins....
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  • The risk is in the blocks!

    Posted by mike@leanintuit.com on April 28th, 2013 at 3:27 pm
    If you have a team who needs to learn about risk management and conducting risk assessments, they will have some fun with this game. ...
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  • E.W.A.N. McGregor

    Posted by Silvana Wasitova on April 25th, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    This 'Exercise Without A Name' helps a team admit a difficult topic, prepare to talk about it, & move forward....
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  • The high-risk airplane factory

    Posted by Erich Buhler on March 28th, 2013 at 9:29 pm
    This game is good fun to understand how to prioritise using the Lean "bucket" system and Agile concepts and managing RISK with the best-known strategy. The participants will also learn the power of information radiators and retrospective....
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