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  • Circles and Soup

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on August 16th, 2011 at 11:33 am
    The goal of this game, introduced by Diana Larsen, is to efficiently form high-quality plans through retrospective analysis by recognizing factors that are within the team’s control....
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  • Zhong Zhi, a one-handed agile game for illustrating problems and finding solutions

    Posted by Jonathan Clarke on August 14th, 2011 at 10:07 am
    This very quick, easy, and fun game highlights the concept of non-verbal communication and/or our propensity to commit to difficult targets....
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  • Agile Airplanes

    Posted by Erwin van der Koogh on July 28th, 2011 at 3:56 am
    This is a game in which multiple teams coordinate to fold quantities of different airplanes that meet certain acceptance criteria (like being able to fly ). John has made a nice matrix on what aspects of agile are covered by this game:...
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  • Actions for Retrospectives

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on July 22nd, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access Players (5..8 recommended): • Event leader • Employees / team members or event attendees The goal of this game, based on Nick Oostvogel’s Actions Centered, is to examine multiple aspects of an event in order to for...
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  • Agile Game Incubator Online

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on July 12th, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Communicating complex problems can be difficult. How do you get others to realize the intricacy of the issue? Do they know the restraints involved in solving it? What can you do to help them recognize the importance of the situation? One unique way of explaining aspects...
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  • How-Now-Wow Matrix

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on July 11th, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access Players (5..8 recommended): • Business Manager / Business Owner • Employees / Team members Directions: While creative ideas often form during the brainstorming process of a project, originality can be lost as time goes...
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  • Impact & Effort Matrix

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on July 5th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    This version of the famous impact-effort technique has been popularized by XPLANE. Aiming to find the most efficient strategy to reach your goal, Impact & Effort Matrix maps possible actions against two factors: the potential impact and the effort required to implement....
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  • Online Plus/Delta Game

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on June 28th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    This productive game turns negative comments into valuable information, and allows you to learn from the past in order to understand what can be improved for the future. Whether concluding a conference or analyzing the aspects of a product, this strategy is effective fo...
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  • Rock-paper-scissors Happiness

    Posted by Richard Kasperowski on June 27th, 2011 at 9:25 am
    Want to know whether your team is happy--whether your team is trending toward success? Play this game, and find out....
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  • Pair-Chess Exercise

    Posted by David Koontz on April 24th, 2011 at 8:16 am
    Four people finish a world famous game of Chess by pairing on each side of the game board (one pair white vs. one pair black). The game starts mid-way through the famous game of Garry Kasparov (White) vs X3D Fritz Computer (Black) Man-Machine World Chess Championship 2...
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