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  • Values Advocacy

    Posted by Stavros Stavru on December 6th, 2013 at 7:32 am
    This exercise introduces and drives a meaningful discussion about the four values in the agile manifesto. Although it is a good starting point for an introductory to the agile world, the exercise could be used also to roughly assess the readiness of the participants ...
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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 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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  • Balloon Animals

    Posted by Paul Goddard on October 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 am
    (this exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Geoff Watts) Timings: Unspecified, but allow up to 20-30 mins for balloon making and debrief Materials: Download and print the attached for one or more of the balloon animal shaping instruct...
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  • Ouija Board Estimation

    Posted by Paul Goddard on March 27th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Great fun and a really fun alternative to planning poker. Place a story in the centre of the table, and each team member places there finger on it. In silence, the team "collaboratively" push or pull the story to the size they believe it represents....
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  • Mitch Lacey Team Prioritization

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on October 5th, 2011 at 9:25 pm
    This is an estimation game based on Mitch Lacey's book "The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice For Your First Year". ...
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  • Merrill Covey Matrix

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on August 30th, 2011 at 11:22 am
    The goal of this activity -- based on A. Roger Merrill, Rebecca R. Merrill, and Steven Covey's description in their book First Things First -- is to prioritize your to-do list in a way that helps you plan ahead and work efficiently....
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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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  • Prune the Product Tree

    Posted by Luke Hohmann on June 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Prune the Product Tree was originally designed to help product companies collaboratively develop roadmaps and strategic plans with customers. Because of this, the game board – the tree – needs to be tailored for each product. In this example, we describe the...
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