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  • Nobody’s Perfct

    Posted by on February 28th, 2012 at 3:46 pm
    This game is aimed to learn from failing. Just imagine you are on the Daily Standup meeting. Each player brings his issues to the team and also trying to solve issues that are already open. You will be surprised by patterns of collaborative work and the power of solving issues together with the team. Timing: 40-60 minutes. If you use timeboxed iterations, this could run faster, otherwise game ends when there are no cards left. Materials: Deck of playing cards (option, take the dec...
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  • Agile Game Incubator Online

    Posted by on July 12th, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    Communicating complex problems can be difficult. How do you get others to realize the intricacy of the issue? Do they know the restraints involved in solving it? What can you do to help them recognize the importance of the situation? One unique way of explaining aspects of a difficult dilemma is to create an educational game. Fortunately, Tasty Cupcakes’ Agile Game Incubator provides the perfect opportunity to do so. This fun strategy is both intriguing and innovative, and will help participa...
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  • Non Musical ChairsNon Musical ChairsNon Musical ChairsСвободный СтулLes Chaises Non Musicales

    Posted by on April 22nd, 2011 at 2:19 am
    Timing: Between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Materials: Several chairs in an empty space (no table) - No specific disposition, leave some chairs in the middle 1 chair for each team member + 1 empty chair Between 10 to 15 players (maybe more) Instructions: The facilitator will start the chronometer and walk (do not run) in the room trying to sit on the empty chair (all other chairs have a team member sitting on it) The goal for the team is to prevent the facilitator from sittin...
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  • Coaching Skills Dojo

    Posted by on April 19th, 2011 at 5:52 am
    Learning Objective: Participants practices three fundamental coaching skills: observing, listening and questioning. When to use this game: Play this game to become improve interpersonal coaching and communication skills. Time: 90 minutes Description: First partcipants are formed into small groups. Each group brainstorms what they think is important about the three skills and share with the large group. Everyone picks a real world problem to work on. The each triad (group o...
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  • No-one Listens to MeNinguém me OuveNadie me EscuchaНикто Меня Не Слушает

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Stop Watch Directions: In groups of two taking turns: One person speaks, the other listens. The speaker picks a topic of personal interest, perhaps a problem they have been working on. The speaker talks for five to seven minutes while the listener says nothing. They may nod or smile or perform other gestures. Have a discussion. how did it feel to just listen? How often were we thinking of what we wanted to speak about? Learning Points: Most confli...
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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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  • 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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  • Collaborative OrigamiOrigami ColaborativoOrigami ColaborativoСовместные Оригами

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Origami instructions for half the participants (like this one) Blank standard sized printer paper for half the participants Directions: Pair up participants and provide an instruction sheet (face down) to one person in each pair (the "instructor"), and provide a blank sheet of paper to the other member of the pair (the "folder"). Split the pairs into three groups: Group 1 sits side-by-side, Group 2 sits face-to-face, and Group 3 sits back-to-ba...
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  • Coin SortingOrdenação de MoedasOrdenando MonedasСортировка монеток

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:42 pm
    Timing: 20 mins Ingredients: Many coins of varying denominations Directions: A customer wants to hire the subcontracting vendor who provides the quickest estimate to sorting a bag of coins. Have teams of participants bid on the project by shouting out bids (in seconds). Let all the teams attempt the exercise and hold them to their bids by timing them. After they have finished, point out that what the customer actually wanted, was to have the coins sorted by date, not denomination. Le...
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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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