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  • Scrum Card GameScrum Card GameScrum Card GameScrum Card GameScrum Card Game

    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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  • This Sprint Future-O-Spective with Santa Claus!

    Posted by on December 22nd, 2015 at 7:27 pm
    Here’s the festive season again and Santa Claus is coming to town. We need to take care of the balloons during the party so they shouldn't look awful (deflated). What may be the impediments which need to be taken care? During freezing weather, balloons shrink up terribly Balloons should be retained for longer period of time Safeguard balloons from our pet parrot with curved beak which is keen of pricking balloons Our futuristic actions- We shall use good quality latex balloons ...
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  • The Scrum Gauntlet of Debt

    Posted by on September 21st, 2015 at 11:12 am
     Overview: A quick and easy demonstration/game to illustrate why an agile team needs to do refactoring and the related XP Practices in addition to Scrum. It never fails to create the A-HA moment for a team and team management as to why, when and how to do refactoring.    Learning Points: Scrum without XP will lead to technical debt and ultimately a legacy system.    Timing: 30-40 minutes including prep and debrief       [caption id="attachmen...
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  • Agile Scrum framework at glanceIntroducción al framework Agile Scrum Intro au framework Agile Scrum

    Posted by on July 14th, 2015 at 10:59 am
    Purpose The goal of the game is to start the conversation within the team about their development process, in this case, by using the Agile-Scrum framework. By asking open ended questions, the facilitator would help the team discover areas of improvement identified by the team, help with clarifying some concepts and show the team how easy it's to inspect and adapt their own development process. When to use it This game could be used with new teams (everybody is new), when a new member i...
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  • MyToy : An Agile Product Development Game

    Posted by on April 28th, 2015 at 1:16 pm
    Timing: 2 to 3 hours Overview: An Agile product development simulation game with LEGO®, Scrum, story maps, experiments, etc. This game tries to cover an entire product development process, the Agile way, and is designed for a single team of 4 to 6 people. The team will build a story map and decide on experiments to make at each sprint in order to build the most suitable product for their client, in a Scrum-like process. Learning Points: This game is designed to help a team lear...
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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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  • Fellowship Of The Goal – Gamify The Cardwall

    Posted by on October 19th, 2014 at 9:13 am
    Gamification can lead to higher levels of collaboration and engagement with teams. On many occasions, I’ve come across prescriptive workflows which completely disengage teams and those teams don’t challenge the tools or process they inherit. Gamification and customisation helps teams care and take ownership of their system and workflow to help the team unite behind common goals and have fun with their workflow. This game template Fellowship Of The Goal has been designed to deliberately be...
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  • Scrumheads: The Daily Scrum Game

    Posted by on July 6th, 2014 at 2:43 am
    Timing: This game is normally done in a forty-five minute time block: 5 minutes upfront for instructions, 10 minutes for the game, 5-10 minutes for the team reflection and 20 minutes for the debrief. Overview: The Scrumheads game is a quick game to practice the Daily Scrum activity in a safe to fail environment where constraints have been setup to result in a challenging Daily Scrum to facilitate as a Scrum Master. Built somewhat like the ‘Celebrity Heads’ game, participants are awar...
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