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  • Theory of Constraints Dice Game Jogo de Dados da Teoria das RestriçõesTeoría de las Restricciones, juego de dadosТеория Ограничений

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    Timing: 10-15 mins Ingredients: 100+ Toothpicks (or something similar) At least one Die Directions: Participants line up in a row with a collection of toothpicks (or something similar) placed with the first participant. The first participant rolls a die to determine how many toothpicks to pass to the next participant. Each participant then takes turns rolling the die and passing the corresponding amount of toothpicks to the next player. The final player creates a stack of toothpicks...
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  • 99 Test Balloons99 Balões de Teste99 Globos de Prueba99 Тестовых Шариков (99 Test Balloons)

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Timing: 30 mins Ingredients: 20-30 balloons per team Supplies for each team: construction paper, rulers, scissors, markers Directions: Start by showing the teams a balloon that you would like created (or draw one). Test Balloon with Acceptance Criteria The balloon has a face made up of two round eyes, a triangular nose, and a semi circle mouth. Without any further instructions, tell the teams that they have 2 minutes to create as many of the balloons as possible, then have th...
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  • The Train GameO Jogo do TremEl Juego del TrenЖелезная дорога

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    Timing: 20 mins Ingredients: 2 equal sets of wooden train track with some complexities (bridges, tunnels, etc) Create a set of requirements and put a score on each (Different degrees of complexity and value are important) Test the event yourself to get a sense of time Directions: Split into at least two groups Split the groups into the "big release" and "iterative" groups Tell them that their customer is a parent who want to "buy" a product to keep their child entertained...
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  • 60 Paces60 Passos60 Pasos60 Шагов

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: Stop Watch Directions: Round one Each person pairs off with another, preferably someone they do not know. Each pair then chooses who will be the manager and who will be the worker. The manager will direct the worker to walk 60 normal paces within two minutes using only the following 6 commands: Go, Stop, Left, Right, Faster, Slower. After two minutes are up, ask for a show of hands for how many completed the 60 paces. Round two There are no managers ...
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  • Resort BrochureFolheto de ResortFolleto de ResortБуклет “Идеальный Курорт”

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    Timing: 30-60 mins Ingredients: Index Cards Supplies for each team: construction paper, glue, rulers, scissors, markers Magazines for clipping images Iteration status board (whiteboard, wall, etc.) Directions: In teams of four or more, participants must agree on a wish list for what they would like to see in a brochure for their ultimate resort. Using index cards, teams must then write user stories for the brochure (e.g. As a parent, I want a kid friendly atmosphere so that I ca...
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  • You Are Not in ControlVocê não está no controleNo está todo bajo tu controlВы этим не управляете

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    Timing: 30-45 mins   Ingredients: Four unique paper airplane instructions, one set for each team. A big stack of standard size white papers and a smaller stack of yellow papers. Directions: In teams of 4 or more, have participants create as many paper airplanes as possible. When thrown from behind a table at one end of the room, airplanes must cross the room and touch the opposite wall. The facilitator, playing the role of the customer, can reject any planes that do not me...
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  • Collaborative OrigamiOrigami ColaborativoOrigami ColaborativoСовместные Оригами

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Origami instructions for half the participants (like this one) Blank standard sized printer paper for half the participants Directions: Pair up participants and provide an instruction sheet (face down) to one person in each pair (the "instructor"), and provide a blank sheet of paper to the other member of the pair (the "folder"). Split the pairs into three groups: Group 1 sits side-by-side, Group 2 sits face-to-face, and Group 3 sits back-to-ba...
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  • Coin SortingOrdenação de MoedasOrdenando MonedasСортировка монеток

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Timing: 20 mins Ingredients: Many coins of varying denominations Directions: A customer wants to hire the subcontracting vendor who provides the quickest estimate to sorting a bag of coins. Have teams of participants bid on the project by shouting out bids (in seconds). Let all the teams attempt the exercise and hold them to their bids by timing them. After they have finished, point out that what the customer actually wanted, was to have the coins sorted by date, not denomination. Le...
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  • Football ScrumFutebol ScrumFútbol ScrumФутбольный Scrum

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Football (or some other kind of ball) Directions: In order to enforce the rules of the daily stand-up meeting and to keep it more entertaining, a football can be used. Only those holding the football can speak. Once they have completed answering their questions, they can throw the football to another team member who has not yet spoken. This continues until all members have spoken. It is up to each individual to remember who has not spoken. You can implemen...
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  • Doggy PlanningPlanejamento CaninoPlanificación CaninaПланирование по-собачьи

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: 1 set of planning poker cards per participant. http://www.crisp.se/planningpoker/ Directions: One at a time, show each of the following dog names and have participants vote by showing an estimate card: Chihuahua - this is the smallest dog and should be the reference estimate. Others should be sized relative to it. Great Dane - estimates should be very large Golden Retriever - estimates should be medium or large Poodle - participants should ask...
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