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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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  • Fellowship Of The Goal – Gamify The Cardwall

    Posted by Craig Strong on October 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am
    Gamification can lead to higher levels of collaboration and engagement with teams. On many occasions, I’ve come across prescriptive workflows which completely disengage teams and those teams don’t challenge the tools or process they inherit. Gamification and customi...
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  • Team Responsibility Game

    Posted by Markus Wittwer on October 5th, 2014 at 12:24 pm
    Intention of the game The intention of the game is to experience sharing responsibility for a common purpose discover unhealthy team dynamics and reflect and think about better ways to work together. I use the game as a start into a longer retrospective in which I lik...
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  • The Blame Game

    Posted by Erwin van der Koogh on October 27th, 2012 at 10:25 am
    This is a game to let people experience the effects of different punishments/rewards systems have on the way a team works together. One team will be ‘The Team’ which is rewarded and punished on a team level and ‘The Individuals’ have a mix of tea...
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  • We want a city (Scrum simulation with LEGO extension)

    Posted by Niels Talens on September 14th, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    A very important part of product ownership is about gathering info and stakeholders need to be challenged to think and rethink wishes. This exercise simulates this. It’s also good for the rest of the team to see how hard and important this is....
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  • Nobody’s Perfct

    Posted by Tim Yevgrashyn on February 28th, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    This game is aimed to learn from failing. Just imagine you are on the Daily Standup meeting. Each player brings his issues to the team and also trying to solve issues that are already open. You will be surprised by patterns of collaborative work and the power of solvi...
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  • Values-Driven Retrospective

    Posted by John Miller on December 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    Objectives To continuously improve your team and your work through value-driven Retrospectives to ensure the team remains value driven.  It also serves as a highly visible reference to reflect on the team’s actions and commitments throughout the day. Dependenc...
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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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  • 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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