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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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  • Alaskan Road TripViagem de Carro até o AlaskaViaje por Carretera hacia AlaskaПоездка на Аляску

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    Timing: 30 mins Ingredients: Map with driving directions from Dallas, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska (4000 miles) Directions: Each team needs to get to Anchorage to surprise their true love, who is working there. They must create a plan: timeline, what to bring, budget, etc. Have each team present their plan. Look for over planning (hotel reservations for each night, where to eat, etc.) and under planning (no passport, no miles per day goal, etc.). Ask the teams what they would do if the...
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  • Pair Ping-PongingPing-Pong em ParesPing-Pong en ParesПарный Пинг-Понг

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:23 pm
    Timing: 1+ hours Ingredients: IDE + Unit Testing tool Timer Directions: Programmer 1 writes a test and challenges Programmer 2 to make it pass. Programmer 2 attempts to make it pass in as short of time as possible and then writes another test to try to stump Programmer 1. This test could be to fill any gaps that were exploited in the previous test, or to test another part of the system. This continues until all features have been implemented. A winner can be chosen based on total ti...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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