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  • Virtual Cards Against Agility

    Posted by on February 27th, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    This game was created using Google Sheets and is based on the popular game Cards Against Humanity. They were designed to develop awareness and poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irreverent. Playing the game with an Agile team provides an enjoyable, low consequence environment to try out new ideas and explore new modes of interaction. If you’ve ever played Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples, you will love Cards for Agility and Cards Against ...
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  • Virtual Cards for Agility

    Posted by on February 26th, 2019 at 3:59 pm
    Introduction This game was created using Google Sheets and is based on the popular game Cards Against Humanity. They were designed to develop awareness and poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irreverent. Playing the game with an Agile team provides an enjoyable, low consequence environment to try out new ideas and explore new modes of interaction. If you've ever played Cards Against Humanity or Apples to Apples, you will love Cards for Agility and Card...
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  • Virtual Scrum Values Game

    Posted by on February 26th, 2019 at 3:23 pm
    The Virtual Scrum values game allows you to play the Scrum Values Game with your team no matter where they are located. This game takes the traditional paper cards and replaces them with a updated virtual version of the game. By using the same tools you use to do Stand Ups for your virtual teams you now have a tool to use in Retrospectives to help your team bond and normalize difficult to learn behaviors. Timing:  About 15 minutes Materials: Link to game: http://sev...
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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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