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  • The Backlog is in the Eye of the BeholderO Backlog está no olho de quem vêEl Backlog esta en el ojo de quien lo miraБэклог в глазах смотрящего

    Posted by on July 3rd, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    Description Organization and prioritization are two distinct activities that can be used to improve the quality of a product backlog. A simple linear list is difficult to prioritize. As well, many stakeholders are forgotten in the rush to deliver customer value. See example list of stakeholders. The purpose of this game is to expand the view of multiple stakeholders as well as illuminate the value of organizing the work without prioritizing. Learning Points ● The value of organizing befor...
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  • Pocket-sized PrinciplesPrincípio de BolsoPrincipios de Bolsillo

    Posted by on January 24th, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    Timing: 15 minutes Ingredients: Copies of the twelve principles of agile software (http://agilemanifesto.org/principles.html) White-boards and/or flip-charts Markers Recipe: This is an exercise that we came up with to better communicate the twelve principles behind the Agile Manifesto. In their existing form, it is challenging for people to read and understand each principle and, just as importantly, to easily refer to them later. Divide participants in to groups, each ...
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  • White Elephant SizingWhite Elephant SizingWhite Elephant SizingИзмерение Белого Слона

    Posted by on September 26th, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Note: If you haven't heard of White Elephant Gift Exchanges before, read this. Ingredients: Sizing board (a whiteboard or flip-chart or the like; divided into 5 columns: XS, S, M, L, XL) Timer A set of prepared stories A set of 5 X 3 cards Tape for attaching the cards to the board Recipe: Have the team stand-up in a half circle facing their sizing board. Shuffle a deck of story cards and place them face down on a table in front of the sizing board. Place a timer next to t...
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  • Example Please!Um exemplo, por favor!¡Por favor, un ejemplo!Пример, пожалуйста!

    Posted by on August 18th, 2009 at 10:43 am
    Timing: 20-40 mins Ingredients: Paper, pens, whiteboard and markers Recipe: Briefly review the four value statements from the Agile Manifesto. One at a time for each statment ask the group to write down an example (60 -90 seconds). In turn have everyone read their example aloud. Ask the group to choose the example they like best, write it on the board (two is fine if there is a split or close call). Learning Points: This Agile Game helps to prompt and establish an understan...
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  • People PollingVotaçãoVotaciónОпрос людей

    Posted by on July 14th, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: A good-sized audience - 10 or more (the bigger the better) Pens & paper for all Recipe: It is best to sneak this exercise in when it is least expected. Start by selecting something in the room that is not easily counted or estimated. Take the time to write the exact number down and hide it from the audience. Then, have each individual quickly and privately write down their own estimate. Gather all of the estimates and calculate the average. Cro...
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  • The Problem with PrinciplesO Problema com PrincípiosEl Problema con los Principios

    Posted by on July 9th, 2009 at 11:38 am
    Timing: 30-60 mins Ingredients: Whiteboards Markers Set of four coloured sticky notes for each player Recipe: Begin by reviewing the four value statements from the Agile Manifesto.  Draw on the whiteboard a matrix of complexity on the vertical axis  and impact on the horizontal axis with a scale of low, medium and high. Draw out all 9 resulting boxes of the matrix. Assign a colour (one of the four sticky note colours) to each of the four statements in the manifesto. Ask...
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  • Presto ManifestoManifesto RápidoManifesto PrestoМанифест на скорую руку

    Posted by on June 25th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: Whiteboards and/or flip-charts Markers Recipe: Begin by defining what success on a software development project means. Is it only about being on time and on budget? What about customer satisfaction? Divide the participants in to groups and ask them to, based on their project experiences, come up with a list of criteria that they have noticed as critical elements on successful projects. Ask them to reach a consensus within their team and have each mem...
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  • The Story of Our SprintsA História de Nossos SprintsLas Historias de nuestros SprintsИстория Наших Спринтов

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: People and space 1 stop watch Optionally, something to record the audio with. Directions: Have the team sit/stand in a circle. You want to get a story of the last sprint that is told by the entire team. You start by saying 'Once upon a time , we had a X (insert sprint length here!) week sprint...'. Then, the next person to your left adds to your sentence and this carries on until the last person has spoken or if the story is developing in an interestin...
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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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