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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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  • LEGO Team Building

    Posted by nuno borges on December 8th, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    Timing: 90 mins Materials (per team): Blindfold LEGO set (50-90 piece set) Music you can play as participants enter the room https://vimeo.com/91818334 Game Background: The city is planning a huge architectural project, but in order to select the most qualified builde...
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  • To Plan or Not To Plan

    Posted by Rob Denison on September 12th, 2016 at 8:03 am
    Overview The game is organized around two activities, drawing a picture and telling a story. In both of these activities, the group will be split into separate teams, with one team given specific time and instructions to plan ahead. After both activities have been compl...
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  • Nexus Zoo (a scaling simulator)

    Posted by Don McGreal on July 27th, 2016 at 10:51 am
    This is a fun and effective way to replicate the challenges of scaling product development across many teams. It puts teams into a situation where they need to turn their individual features into one collective increment within a Sprint. They need to work out how to ma...
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  • Judgement Juggler

    Posted by Mike Burns on June 22nd, 2016 at 9:09 pm
    ** Updated  with links to better quality DoD images ** Name: Judgement Juggler.  Summary: An agility learning ball game, built on The Penny Game, that introduces estimates based on defects and dependencies to more closely simulate software development in an enterprise...
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  • First Things First?

    Posted by Jeremy Willets on June 10th, 2016 at 9:38 am
    A team plots their current and future work on the time management matrix outlined in Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  This visual and tactile exercise can help a team really get to the bottom of what’s most important; and if they’re s...
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  • Traditional vs. Agile Approach of Managing Work

    Posted by Aleem Khan on May 31st, 2016 at 7:40 pm
    I have developed this game with the help of John Moura sometime back in mid-2013. Since then I am actively using it in almost all of my training sessions. This game simulates both waterfall and agile environments. After the activity, in the debriefing section, practitio...
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  • Try or Die – The X-periment

    Posted by Thomy Kay on February 21st, 2016 at 3:12 am
    The Game Try or Die – the X-periment is a ~20min game for a group of 3..5 players to experience how to act under conditions of uncertainty / ambiguity. The name of the game stems from a well-known Deming quote: ”Learning is not mandatory, neither is surviva...
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  • Daily Stand Up Simulation

    Posted by Aleem Khan on January 26th, 2016 at 9:30 pm
    Daily Stand-up is the most visible and widely used Agile practice. This Stand-up simulation works quite well with either team, new, that never run the stand-ups before or experienced team, looking to make their stand-ups more productive. For new teams, I normally run ...
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  • The Job Title Game

    Posted by Adam Cetnerowski on January 7th, 2016 at 7:05 am
    It’s good practice for companies to try to keep the number of official job roles to a minimum. It saves on administration and prevents people from boxing themselves in their role. In this exercise, we’ll flip this concept and see, if everyone can get a very specific...
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