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  • Circles and Soup

    Posted by on August 16th, 2011 at 11:33 am
    Timing 1 hour Players (5..8 recommended) Project team (manager, director, developers, designers, programmers, etc.) Neutral facilitator recommended Ingredients Internet access A past project to reflect on Directions The goal of this game, introduced by Diana Larsen, is to efficiently form high-quality plans through retrospective analysis by recognizing factors that are within the team’s control. Before identifying what you want to improve, you must first be clear on t...
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  • Actions for Retrospectives

    Posted by on July 22nd, 2011 at 9:52 am
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access Players (5..8 recommended): • Event leader • Employees / team members or event attendees The goal of this game, based on Nick Oostvogel’s Actions Centered, is to examine multiple aspects of an event in order to form original ideas on how it can be enhanced in the future. Clicking on this image will start an “instant play” game at innovationgames.com. Here, this image will be used as the “game board,” and there will be ...
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  • SWOT Analysis Game

    Posted by on July 21st, 2011 at 2:54 pm
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access Players (5..8 recommended): • Business Manager / Business Owner • Employees / Team members Directions: Often times your end state is not what you imagined, as there are always unpredictable obstacles and detours that alter your trek to the finish line. To help you recognize these interferences before you begin your journey, we have collaborated with the Gamestorming team to bring you this online game based on the well-known SWOT...
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  • Pros/Cons Game

    Posted by on July 20th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: • Internet access Players (5..8 recommended): • Business Manager / Business Owner • Employees / Team members Directions: We have collaborated with the Gamestorming team, to bring you the Pros/Cons Game, which is based on Benjamin Franklin’s Pros/Cons List. The goal of this game is to separate the positive and negative aspects of a choice to help you organize your thoughts and make careful decisions. Clicking on the image to the right will tak...
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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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  • Cover StoryCover StoryCover StoryПередовица

    Posted by on June 29th, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access creativity Players (5..8 recommended): Manager/Owner Employees Directions: The goal of The Grove's Cover Story game is to let go of all restrictions and imagine where your company will end up without anything holding it back. It involves big thinking and creativity, inspiring players to picture the potential of the company. Clicking on this image will bring you to the Cover Story “instant game” at innovationgames.com. Here, y...
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  • Online Plus/Delta Game

    Posted by on June 28th, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    People always have ideas about how to improve meetings, conferences, business trips, etc., but these are often structured as complaints. The Plus/Delta game takes this negative feedback and transforms it into useful information.   Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access Players (5..8 recommended): Team/Event Leader Team/Event Members Directions: The goal of this online game is to collectively form constructive criticism to ensure successful future events. By ...
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  • Empathy Map

    Posted by on June 24th, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access Players (5..8 recommended): Product Manager / Product Owner Development Team Directions: The goal of this game is to strategically analyze the desires and needs of those integral to your company, such as customers and partners. The exercise reveals gaps in what is known about your stakeholder and will allow you to recognize ways to improve your product or service. Clicking on this image will start an “instant play” game a...
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  • The Whole Product Game

    Posted by on June 21st, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    The Whole Product Game was inspired by Ted Levitt’s “Whole Product Strategy,” which categorizes products based on customer expectations in order to help companies differentiate their products. Use this online game to discover opportunities to attract and keep customers. Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Online access Players (5..8 recommended): Product Manager / Product Owner Development Team or Customers Directions: The goal of this game is to discover effectiv...
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  • Prune the Product TreeСливовое Дерево

    Posted by on June 17th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
    Prune the Product Tree was originally designed to help product companies collaboratively develop roadmaps and strategic plans with customers. Because of this, the game board - the tree - needs to be tailored for each product. In this example, we describe the online version of the game we used for the Agile 2010 conference retrospective. Timing: 1 hour Ingredients: Customers who attended your conference Players (5..8 recommended): Product Manager / Product Owner Customers ...
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