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  • The kanban silly tasks gameEl juego de tareas ridículos de kanban

    Posted by on June 12th, 2017 at 7:19 am
                  In this game, you will learn and experience the lean principles and the use of the kanban board. You will experience the problems with delayed tasks and long feedback loops, frequent task switching, the possibilities of reducing different types of waste, WIP limits, and the pull principle. Timing: Expected time to run game including prep and debrief 1 hour Materials: Task cards Flip-over (Kanban board) Pa...
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  • Iterative Incremental Big Bang

    Posted by on February 8th, 2016 at 6:46 am
    Timing: 30-60 minutes expected running time (including prep and debrief) Overview: Iterative, Incremental, Big Bang is a workshop game to encourage people to think about alternative approaches for tackling projects. However, rather than discuss boring work-like scenarios, it asks players to decide on an approach for everyday scenarios like converting a loft, cooking Sunday lunch or building a nuclear submarine! Materials: Iterative Incremental Big Bang cards (available on Amazo...
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  • Spreadsheet Craftsmanship

    Posted by on September 11th, 2015 at 7:13 pm
    Timing 30 minutes Overview You have inherited a spreadsheet from a coworker. The spreadsheet calculates the cost of consultants, given the following: number of contractors, hourly rate, number of hours per day, start date, and number of contract months. The spreadsheet is currently DEFECT FREE. Preparation You will need to download the Excel spreadsheet Overview of the Game A facilitator will be distributing the requirements one at a time. Once you finish making the required changes,...
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  • Scrumble – an Agile board gameScrumble – um jogo de tabuleiro ágilScrumble – un juego de mesa ágilScrumble – живой настольная играScrumble – un jeu de plateau Agile

    Posted by on February 9th, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    Agility is completely new to you? Skeptical about applying Scrum for your project? Feel like challenging your team? Get ready to Scrumble! Developing Agile strengths and values through a fun simulation of Scrum Scrumble allows to highlight many issues that team members often face, as being developers, product managers or facilitators and to provide solutions spontaneously, all in a casual setting. This game and its printable content are free to download. Have fun! Game duration: 2 hours ...
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  • Ouija Board EstimationOuija Board EstimationOuija Board EstimationOuija Board Estimation

    Posted by on March 27th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Sit the team around a table (ideally a round one) and stick post-its around the table to represent the fibonacci sequence of size (1,2,3,5,8,13). Place a story in the centre of the table, and each team member places there finger on it. In silence, the team "collaboratively" push or pull the story to the size they believe it represents. Well formed, well understood stories move freely and easily. Poorly defined or misunderstood stories stay in the centre of the table - when this occurs the facil...
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  • How-Now-Wow Matrix

    Posted by on July 11th, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access Players (5..8 recommended): • Business Manager / Business Owner • Employees / Team members Directions: While creative ideas often form during the brainstorming process of a project, originality can be lost as time goes on. Complicated plans, difficult decisions, and limited resources often force you to resort to used, familiar ideas. To surpass the stagnant stream of stale strategies, you must think outside of the box to generate n...
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  • Impact & Effort Matrix

    Posted by on July 5th, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access • A goal Players (5..8 recommended): • Business Manager / Business Owner • Employees / Team members Directions: This version of the famous impact-effort technique has been popularized by XPLANE. Aiming to find the most efficient strategy to reach your goal, Impact & Effort Matrix maps possible actions against two factors: the potential impact and the effort required to implement. By organizing your ideas, you can see which o...
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  • Marshmallow Challenge

    Posted by on November 8th, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    Learning Objective: Understand the benefits of evolutionary design When to use this game: Play this game to shift away from Big Design Up Front. Time: 45 minutes Description: Teams that balance planning with experiments and learning about the problem domain do a lot better than teams that do a lot of upfront planning and no learning. Target Audience: This game is designed for all team members and especially important for Product Managers/Owners and Architects/Designers. ...
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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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