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  • Retrospective Sailing – being agile

    Posted by on January 28th, 2019 at 11:24 am
    Retrospective Sailboat Guide & Video Formats available 45-90 minute conference workshop Half Day Retrospective workshop for teams Retrospective Day Being Agile : Retrospective Sailing is one of the most popular games teams adopt to reflect and map their way forward easily, in a fun, tactile and visual way.  It can be used for many purposes where you want to review what’s going well, what could go better, and ensure you are responding regularly to the changing seas and horizons...
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  • Witches Cooking Reunion

    Posted by on January 7th, 2019 at 2:22 pm
      Overview: The "Witches Cooking Reunion" is a fun game that encourages teams to collaborate, communicate and pay attention to detail. The game tells the story of a group of witches that were invited to a "Cooking Reunion" in a castle far away. All the witches start their journey to the castle with all the required ingredients for the "Cooking Reunion" which are collected from an "Enchanted box". The idea is to get to the Castle" with all the ingredients. Off course the more wi...
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  • 21 Jedi

    Posted by on January 1st, 2019 at 6:49 pm
    Overview 21 Jedi is a game that shows players the value of teamwork (transparency and collaboration) and autonomy and how those dynamics affect their ability to play a shared hand form of Black Jack using a deck of playing cards.  Timing the performance of the team helps them understand the pain of delay caused by lack of autonomy which is simulated in the game by rolling dice waiting for doubles to come up.  The game progresses as players play in different Star Wars themed roles. Timing...
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  • Speed-Mentoring Happy Hour!

    Posted by on October 26th, 2018 at 11:50 am
    Purpose:  Create the opportunity for individuals to discover hidden expertise and make new connections while being a conduit for longer mentorship.   Supplies   (for as many people will be attendance)   4x8” heavy weight paper or cardstock 4x8” XL badge holders Lanyards 3x5” note cards Pens Figure 1 All Supplies needed Voting box (not pictured)     Prep   For the 4x8 paper, you can either leave blank or pre-...
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  • The MatchUp Canvas

    Posted by on August 14th, 2018 at 5:27 pm
    Great teams act interdependently to achieve product outcomes. That doesn’t happen by accident. It takes deliberate effort. By proactively determining how teams depend on each other, agreements can be made on the “give and take” required to improve teamwork. Doing so strengthens team partnerships and customer relationships. Ultimately, this leads to better product outcomes and makes work more joyous. The MatchUp Canvas is a tool you can freely use to facilitate great teamwork. This ...
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  • The Spark Engine

    Posted by on August 6th, 2018 at 6:32 pm
    [caption id="attachment_7672" align="alignright" width="210" caption="The Spark Engine cover"][/caption] Timing: 10 minutes. This is the expected time to run the game, including prep and debrief Materials: Each person in the team or at the table needs the following materials: A pen, pencil or fine sharpie to draw A page of The Spark Engine book (pages are designed with a tear-off dotted line for easy distribution) Instructions: The mechanics of the game are pretty simple yet...
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  • The Feedback Game

    Posted by on July 24th, 2018 at 7:15 am
    The goal of this cards game is to help teams to open up and give and receive feedback. Timing: 1 hr Materials: attached file includes instructions an cards to print Instructions: follow the instructions on the attached file. Learning Points: more than learning points it is about facilitating and provocating feedback. Link to file: Please if you make changes or corrections let me know so I can update it....
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  • Check your mindset

    Posted by on July 2nd, 2018 at 12:23 pm
    I’ve created a new activity to validate the learning and the mindset (fixed vs. Agile). I am looking for a community input to improve this activity, all suggestion are welcome! please visit the following website and drag and drop each statement into the appropriate section.
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  • Sequence! An Agile Integration Game

    Posted by on June 14th, 2018 at 11:59 am
    Overview Many organizations are implementing agile at scale, often through SAFe . Within these frameworks, agile teams are expected to coordinate and work with each other to efficiently deliver an integrated product. This can be a difficult task, especially for teams used to the autonomy of being a single independent unit. The following game was designed to help transition autonomous teams into a scaled agile framework or help existing teams that need a refresher on when a...
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  • Sprint Simulation – Scrum Practice Game

    Posted by on May 7th, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    A simple, interactive, and collaborative game to experience at a high-level the ceremonies and common practices of Scrum through simulating a sprint. This game has been used as one part of a longer session focused on learning about Scrum. Prior to playing this game, the team has read the Scrum Guide, been given an overview of Scrum methodology, and has been exposed through various other activities to the Scrum roles and Scrum ceremonies. This game is used to experiment with how to put what th...
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