(English) Scrum Roles and Responsibilities Game

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  • Rakesh Kondvilkar %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Liked it, awesome fun way to understand the roles and responsibilities.

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  • Rakesh Kondvilkar %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Hi Andrew,

    I created a small simple online Bingo game out of your post and thought of sharing it with you too
    http://softwarecookie.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/agile-bingo-for-toddlers-in-scrum/

    Regards
    Rakesh K

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  • RSWH %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    I like this. I’ll use it in the next Scrum training I run. Previously I did something like this when the question of the role of the Project Manager came up. In that case I asked the class to brainstorm all the rings that a Project Manager did and write one thing per post-it note. While they did that I created four spaces on a wall or whiteboard each labelled with one of the three Scrum roles and the fourth as Organisation. We then went through and placed almost all post-its into one of the three roles. Occasionally a boundary case would come up – generally these were things that the Scrum Team would not do but then in most organisations the Project Manager probably wouldn’t do either. We’d talk the item through and it would either be discarded, placed into “Organisation” or sometimes we’d find a fit in the Scrum roles.
    To that end I may add in to your list a few things that people often specifically associate with Project Managers such as risk and assumption registers/logs, managing budget, etc.
    Cheers
    Richard

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  • Andrew Rusling %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Good to hear, you may want to check out the blog http://agileforest.com/2013/09/19/what-is-the-role-of-a-project-manager-in-agile/ for some ideas on activities to include.

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  • Pooja Wandile %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Thanks Andrew, I have been thinking aloud on games for Scrum roles and responsibilities. This has come at the right time. I will for sure try in my next training.

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  • Deepak %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Awesome. I am going to try this!

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  • Peter %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    I recently did this across two Scrum teams with my fellow Scrum Master and it worked really well. Although we slightly adapted it.

    1) We created a Venn diagram to avoid having duplicates amongst single coloured items; with the Scrum Team in the middle.
    2) We also created four extra areas for each of the four Scrum events and had different coloured items for those events.
    NB I did want to have a True/False section but felt it was too much, i.e. “The Scrum Guide advocates the use of post-it notes : FALSE’

    3) The format was as follows:
    – Silent placement
    – Discussion and move (any disagreements as to placement go with the majority but mark the card)
    – Leave a couple of representatives behind and otherwise switch groups.
    – Have further discussion but don’t move anything.
    – Switch back to original groups for further discussion (any disagreements as to placement go with the majority but mark the card)
    – Teams come together for a debrief with the SMs

    By the way the following are the cards we used (sorry for the long list) for the roles:

    Ensure Quality
    Attend Daily Stand Up
    Design
    Build
    Test
    Integrate Software
    Deploy
    Improve Technical Practices
    Track Progress of the Sprint
    Resolve Technical Challenges
    Create Sprint Backlog
    Decides which tasks the DT members should work on during the Sprint
    Decides how to turn the Sprint Backlog into an increment of potentially releasable functionality
    Determines the number of PBIs to take into the Sprint
    Responsible for conducting the Daily Scrum
    Can modify the Sprint Backlog during a Sprint
    Estimate the size of a PBI
    Estimate the size of a task (Sprint Backlog Item)
    Demonstrates in the Sprint Review work ‘Done’ during the Sprint
    Attend Sprint Planning
    Attend Sprint Review
    Attend Sprint Retrospective
    Attend Backlog Grooming
    Accountable For Not Meeting The Sprint Goal
    Decides how & when refinement is done
    Prioritise Product Backlog
    Accountable for the Product Backlog
    Decides whether to release the increment of potentially releasable functionality
    Has authority to cancel a Sprint
    Prioritise Product Backlog
    Make Product Backlog Visible to All
    Create Product Backlog Items
    Track Progress of the Release
    Defines the AC for each PBI
    Answers questions about PBIs
    Explains during the Sprint Review what has and has not been ‘Done’ during the Sprint
    Ensures that Scrum Events take place
    Resolve Organisational Impediments
    Facilitate Scrum Events
    Ensure Scrum Rules Are Followed
    Finds techniques for effective Product Backlog management
    Coach Team
    Improve Process
    Acts as a leader, not a manager
    Talk to Stakeholders
    Ensure Quality
    Attend Daily Stand-up
    Create Product Backlog Items

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  • Meenakshi Hardikar %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Why is improve technical practices (secondary responsibility) listed in scrum masters responsibility? In my organisation development manager plays role of PO so I thought it will be his secondary responsibility. However, would like to hear your take.

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  • Andrew Rusling %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    In Scrum the Developers (the team) are responsible for HOW the delivery occurs, the Product Owner is responsible for WHAT to deliver. The Scrum Master is responsible for helping everyone to do their part better.

    Improving Technical Practices relates to HOW delivery occurs, hence it is a primary concern of the team, secondary concern of the Scrum Master and not really a concern of the Product Owner.

    It sounds like your Development Managers have responsibility of WHAT and HOW. Scrum is designed to separate these concerns.

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  • Chris Deniaud %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for this game. French translation is avaible here : http://tastycupcakes.org/2017/01/francais-jeu-des-roles-et-des-responsabilites-de-scrum/
    (Choose “Français” in language’s list)
    Chris

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  • Nastia %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Hey Andrew, many thanks for the game! I’m gonna use it to increase my team’s ownership consciousness. We currently have many issues, which can’t be solved by PO or SM. This game is perfect as an illustration.

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  • Tim Yevgrashyn %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for publishing the game description!
    I used this exercise for over five years as mechanics is very simple. Of course, we always can play around cards itself and so have the endless variants for the game.

    What I found useful is to use in this exercises some cards from Agile Topic Cards (from Crisp guys) http://blog.crisp.se/2015/10/08/jimmyjanlen/agile-topics-card-deck

    I simply pulled out some topic cards with pictures/subjects very similar to what you listed in your game description. With images, this game becomes even more useful and engaging.

    Regards,
    Tim

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  • Andrew Rusling %A %e %B %Y at %H:%M

    Tim,

    Thanks for the reference. Those cards look very interesting and I can see how you can incorporate some of those into the game.

    Cheers,

    Andrew

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