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  • Planning PokerPlanning PokerPlanning PokerПокер Планирования

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    Timing: 5 mins Ingredients: 1 set of planning poker cards per participant. http://www.crisp.se/planningpoker/ Directions: Participants in an estimation meeting are each given a set of cards. Each card contains an estimate. Units used vary, they can be days, ideal days, story points, etc. The cards are numbered to account for the fact that the longer an estimate is, the more uncertainty it contains (e.g 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40). When an item (feature, task, etc.) is presented, with...
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  • Word at a Time LetterWord at a Time LetterWord at a Time LetterПисьмо по Одному Слову

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Stop Watch Directions: Have participants pair up and sit side by side so they’re both facing the same direction. Decide who will be partner A and who will be partner B. Tell them to write a letter together, one word at a time. Partner A starts with the word “Dear.” Partner B follows with the name of the recipient.” Continue until they have completed writing the letter to the recipient. If they finish the first letter before you call time, have the...
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  • Location, Location, LocationLocation, Location, LocationLocation, Location, LocationРазмещение, Размещение, Размещение

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Timing: 20 mins Ingredients: Index cards, about ten per team Pens Directions: Create teams of story writers of 4 or more. Half the teams sit together, the other half must sit at different tables. The goal is to write a coherent story with six paragraphs that begin with…. It was a bright and sunny day in ? …. Finally, John was able to subdue the ? …. The crash left them disoriented and their apples were strewn across the ? …. Somehow the bunny was now on top o...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tangled MessTangled MessTangled MessПутаница

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Timing: 15 mins, plus court time Ingredients: People and space 1 stop watch per team Video camera Corporate Lawyer Directions: Each team selects a manager. Then, standing in a circle, the rest of the team members are asked to hold hands with others that are not directly adjacent to them. Each person should be holding hands with two different people, forming a tangled mess. The team must then untangle themselves by following the instructions of the manager. None of the other team ...
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  • Telephone GameTelephone GameTelephone GameИспорченный Телефон

    Posted by on June 19th, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    Timing 15 mins Ingredients People and space Notepads and pens for participant Directions The moderator whispers a short phrase, such as “The company is facing budgetary problems, and some of us will be let go,” in the ear of a participant. The moderator writes down what he whispered. The participant then whispers the sentence that he heard in the ear of another participant and writes down what he whispered. Repeat step 2 until everyone has participated. The moderator the...
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