Estimation Game - Cup of Tea

Estimation Game – Cup of Tea

Play this estimation game with your team at the start of your next planning session. Get everyone to estimate making a cup of tea and then ask them the where, who, what questions. Recognise the similarities and differences, what assumptions did you make? Consider how this might apply to your own scenario and the estimations you are about to make, or review. Use it to…

Being Agile - Retro Sailboat Game

Retrospective Sailing

Retrospective Sailing Short Guide 1. Draw Boat2. Name your boat/ agree topic3. Mission?4. Add Sails – well?5. Add Anchors – better?6. Scale Sails 1 to 107. Scale Anchors -1 to -108. +1 actions to raise sails/anchors9. Agree actions to take forward More information and guidance https://beingagile.co.uk/sailboat-retrospective-step-by-step-guide-workshop-video-and-examples-gallery-being-agile/

A Fun, Remote Demo of the Benefits of Self-Organization

Timing – Approximately 30 minutes to run the exercise, including debrief, but you need to set up the ‘boards’ in advance. Overview I was trying to find a remote exercise to help with some coaching I was doing for new teams, where all team members are working remotely. I couldn’t find anything that really worked for me so I put this together. It’s a quick…

Remote (WFH) Ball Point Game

In March of 2020, I joined a new company as a #scrummaster. Initially, it was to be an in-office position, but due to covid-19, our office went remote (temporarily). While I am thankful to be reaping the benefits of working remotely (decreased carbon footprint/work-life balance), helping spin-up teams remotely has its challenges. One challenge I faced was how to help teams understand flow. One popular…