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  • Valuable Paper Airplanes

    Posted by on December 29th, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    Timing: 25-30 min. (For 2 teams with 1 facilitator) Materials: Prepared in advance 4 User Stories (in 2 copies each) describing different planes to be built. Room with 1 table for each team, many A4 format paper sheets, flipchart or whiteboard, anything needed for teams to be able to build airplanes according to Acceptance Criterias.   Instructions: This is a game to understand Scrum aspects like transparency (Definition of Done) and basic Scrum process of inspection and a...
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  • Core LeSS Game

    Posted by on November 12th, 2018 at 1:30 pm
    Purpose: An interactive and collaborative card sorting activity to learn the differences between “Core LeSS” (a must have to be LeSS) or “Supportive Approaches” (often useful or common on LeSS teams, but, you could do LeSS without it), and what is “Not LeSS” (nothing to do with LeSS). Useful for a pre-assessment, review, and learning about LeSS. It is also useful in debunking common misperceptions around LeSS. Suggested Duration: 10-20 Mins (depending on how long you debrief) R...
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  • Sprint Simulation – Scrum Practice Game

    Posted by on May 7th, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    A simple, interactive, and collaborative game to experience at a high-level the ceremonies and common practices of Scrum through simulating a sprint. This game has been used as one part of a longer session focused on learning about Scrum. Prior to playing this game, the team has read the Scrum Guide, been given an overview of Scrum methodology, and has been exposed through various other activities to the Scrum roles and Scrum ceremonies. This game is used to experiment with how to put what th...
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  • Core Scrum Game

    Posted by on December 14th, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    Download the Core Scrum Game Here  Purpose: An interactive and collaborative card sorting activity to learn the differences between "Core Scrum" (a must have to do Scrum) or "Supportive Practices" (often useful or common on Scrum teams, but, you could do Scrum without it), and what is "Not Scrum" (nothing to do with Scrum). Useful for a pre-assessment, review, and learning about Scrum. It is also useful in debunking common misperceptions around Scrum.   Suggested Duration: 10-20 M...
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  • Scrum Events Cycle

    Posted by on May 5th, 2017 at 1:32 pm
    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="320" caption="Example Solution"][/caption] Timing: 15 minutes for short version (steps 1-4), or 25 minutes (steps 1-6). Materials:  Per team/group: Printed handout, scissors, marker pen, flip chart poster or whiteboard area. Scrum Events Cycle Handout Instructions: I've mainly used this as a Connect (4C from Back of the room) exercise, but it has also served to deepen understanding. It usually takes a group of four participants 10 min...
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  • Jeu des rôles et des responsabilités de Scrum

    Posted by on January 15th, 2017 at 3:44 am
    English version here : Scrum Roles and Responsibilities Game.     Choose "Français" in language's listTraduction du jeu Scrum Roles and Responsibilities Game de Andrew Rusling Une exécution complète du jeu   Timing : 15 minutes de jeu, 30 minutes de préparation (à réaliser une seule fois). Matériel : 32 fiches d’une couleur donnée (J’ai choisi le bleu). 7 fiches d’une autre couleur (J’ai choisi le rose). Un marqueur permanent. D...
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  • Scrum Simulation With Minecraft

    Posted by on July 1st, 2016 at 1:04 pm
    This free e-book presents a stepwise approach to perform a full Scrum Simulation With Minecraft. An outstanding learning activity for teaching Scrum. It is free to use and adapt, licensed under Creative Commons.   Timing:   8 hours (full day), divided in: Minecraft Bootcamp – 2 hours; Pre-Game – 1 hour; Game – 4 hours; Post-Game – 1 hour;   Overview:   The products of my MSc dissertation at the University of Liverpool includes two gamified le...
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    Posted by on June 18th, 2016 at 1:54 pm
    SCRUM CARD GAME is the simple game, which lets players experience work in Scrum sprints and brings to discussion many questions and topics that happen in real life while working in a Scrum team. This experience facilitates learning and makes participants prepared to the real use of Scrum. This game is usually played during the training or workshop. Participants should know about Scrum framework or could be introduced to it right before the game. I built this game as I felt other simulati...
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  • Scrum Values & Roles Card Game

    Posted by on June 15th, 2016 at 10:07 am
    Timing: 20-35 minutes Overview: This gamified learning activity is the first product from my MSc dissertation at the University of Liverpool. It is a card game to teach Scrum values and roles. There are four categories of cards: roles, responsibilities, values, behaviors. The objective of the game is to distribute the responsibilities cards below the roles cards and distribute the behaviors cards below the values cards. Example: Winning condition: The first group to complete the d...
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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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