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  • Three Projects, Three Experiments

    Posted by on November 20th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Context: This game is similar to multi-tasking game, and can be used to teach concepts like   focusing on people utilization (instead of completing projects early), continuous partial attention,  effect of lack of face to face communication, limiting Work-in-progress, etc. Acknowledgements: This is a variation of how Peter Saddington did his multi-tasking game at Agile 2013 What you need: flip charts (to note down times), stop watch, 6-8 balls. Set up: Call for 7 volunteers, 6 for ...
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  • Mind Reading

    Posted by on September 8th, 2013 at 12:03 pm
    Timing: takes about 40 minutes Overview: This game is for exploring team members' responsibility to ask questions to find out the criteria for success, and to understand the importance of close collaboration with the customer/Product Owner to the success of a project.     Materials Needed: just regular white copy paper, enough for three pieces per person Instructions: Ask this opening question: at the start of most of your team's projects, are most of the criteria for succe...
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  • Job or Joy

    Posted by on March 21st, 2012 at 4:48 pm
    Timing: 1 hour Players (5..8 recommended): You and your colleagues Ingredients: Internet access Directions: In Job or Joy, players share their hobbies, tedious chores, and what they like or dislike about work. This enhances your understanding of the participants while uncovering ways to make work more fun. Clicking on the image to the right will take you to an “instant play” game at innovationgames.com. Here, this image will be used as the “game board,” which catego...
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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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  • 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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