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  • Sprint Simulation – Scrum Practice Game

    Posted by Kimberly Bartlett on May 7th, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    A simple, interactive, and collaborative game to experience at a high-level the ceremonies and common practices of Scrum through simulating a sprint. This game has been used as one part of a longer session focused on learning about Scrum. Prior to playing this game, the...
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  • Pass on Perfection

    Posted by Paul Boos on April 2nd, 2018 at 6:54 pm
    Pass on Perfection is a game suitable for creating a Minimally Viable Product or anything else you need that is minimally viable. Several people have reported on using it for teaming agreements, definitions of done or ready, or actions to possibly obtain some form of im...
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  • Dice Of Debt

    Posted by Tom Grant on March 21st, 2018 at 3:52 pm
    This game illustrates the importance of dealing with technical debt. Over the course of 10 sprints, a software development team will try to deliver as much software value as possible. The team can invest in measures that reduce the burden of technical debt. While there&...
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  • Daily scrum game

    Posted by Manuel Ilincheta on January 17th, 2018 at 3:31 am
    Timing: 45 minutes Materials: Sticky notes (3 different colours), cards,marker, table, tape. Instructions: Initial setup: divide the table into 2 section using tape, one section called “To do” the other “Done”. Prepare some sticky notes and place them on the ...
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  • Let’s Take a Journey Retrospective

    Posted by Jason Hall on June 29th, 2017 at 5:26 pm
    Timing: 1 Hour Materials: Journey Line template and a white board. Instructions: Select a Time Frame to cover (for this particular retrospective it’s better suited to cover longer periods of time: past release, last few iterations, etc,). Individual Reflection. ...
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  • The kanban silly tasks game

    Posted by Rik Pennartz on June 12th, 2017 at 7:19 am
                  In this game, you will learn and experience the lean principles and the use of the kanban board. You will experience the problems with delayed tasks and long feedback loops, frequent task switching, the possibilities of ...
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  • Gameception / Abduction – The team game that creates itself!

    Posted by E. Bruin on May 31st, 2017 at 8:18 am
    Gameception is a cooperative game of creativity and fun. We found it’s a fun way of getting people to think out of the box. Furthermore it can explain what happens when you throw 3 sentence user stories to a team and not refine them. You can also use it several times ...
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  • Company Profile

    Posted by Martin Mari on April 28th, 2017 at 7:04 am
    Timing: it’s up to you! Instructions: First and most important, it’s about working with people who, even though they may not share the agile mindset and the fundamental principles of what we are trying to promote, they do have the courage and confidence to help...
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  • The Lean-STAR Game

    Posted by Amr Noaman on April 14th, 2017 at 8:25 am
    Timing: 15 minutes Overview: This is a short game to explain why WIP is bad. It has so many variants, one of which is the lean simulation game with paper airplanes by Jeff Patton. Instead of building airplanes, we connect five dots of a star. Resources: Print 10 copies...
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  • Failure Memory Game

    Posted by Anja Stiedl on February 20th, 2017 at 2:38 pm
    The Failure Memory Game is is a game for learning from failures and experiencing how a team or an organisation can benefit from an open failure culture. Participants reflect on their own way, or the team’s culture to handle failures, and directly experience the co...
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