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  • The Problem with PrinciplesO Problema com PrincípiosEl Problema con los Principios

    Posted by on July 9th, 2009 at 11:38 am
    Timing: 30-60 mins Ingredients: Whiteboards Markers Set of four coloured sticky notes for each player Recipe: Begin by reviewing the four value statements from the Agile Manifesto.  Draw on the whiteboard a matrix of complexity on the vertical axis  and impact on the horizontal axis with a scale of low, medium and high. Draw out all 9 resulting boxes of the matrix. Assign a colour (one of the four sticky note colours) to each of the four statements in the manifesto. Ask...
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  • The Story of Our SprintsA História de Nossos SprintsLas Historias de nuestros SprintsИстория Наших Спринтов

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: People and space 1 stop watch Optionally, something to record the audio with. Directions: Have the team sit/stand in a circle. You want to get a story of the last sprint that is told by the entire team. You start by saying 'Once upon a time , we had a X (insert sprint length here!) week sprint...'. Then, the next person to your left adds to your sentence and this carries on until the last person has spoken or if the story is developing in an interestin...
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  • No-one Listens to MeNinguém me OuveNadie me EscuchaНикто Меня Не Слушает

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Stop Watch Directions: In groups of two taking turns: One person speaks, the other listens. The speaker picks a topic of personal interest, perhaps a problem they have been working on. The speaker talks for five to seven minutes while the listener says nothing. They may nod or smile or perform other gestures. Have a discussion. how did it feel to just listen? How often were we thinking of what we wanted to speak about? Learning Points: Most confli...
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  • Planning PokerPlanning PokerPlanning PokerПокер Планирования

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:46 pm
    Timing: 5 mins Ingredients: 1 set of planning poker cards per participant. Directions: Participants in an estimation meeting are each given a set of cards. Each card contains an estimate. Units used vary, they can be days, ideal days, story points, etc. The cards are numbered to account for the fact that the longer an estimate is, the more uncertainty it contains (e.g 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40). When an item (feature, task, etc.) is presented, with...
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  • Word at a Time LetterWord at a Time LetterWord at a Time LetterПисьмо по Одному Слову

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Stop Watch Directions: Have participants pair up and sit side by side so they’re both facing the same direction. Decide who will be partner A and who will be partner B. Tell them to write a letter together, one word at a time. Partner A starts with the word “Dear.” Partner B follows with the name of the recipient.” Continue until they have completed writing the letter to the recipient. If they finish the first letter before you call time, have the...
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  • Location, Location, LocationLocation, Location, LocationLocation, Location, LocationРазмещение, Размещение, Размещение

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Timing: 20 mins Ingredients: Index cards, about ten per team Pens Directions: Create teams of story writers of 4 or more. Half the teams sit together, the other half must sit at different tables. The goal is to write a coherent story with six paragraphs that begin with…. It was a bright and sunny day in ? …. Finally, John was able to subdue the ? …. The crash left them disoriented and their apples were strewn across the ? …. Somehow the bunny was now on top o...
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  • 60 Paces60 Passos60 Pasos60 Шагов

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: Stop Watch Directions: Round one Each person pairs off with another, preferably someone they do not know. Each pair then chooses who will be the manager and who will be the worker. The manager will direct the worker to walk 60 normal paces within two minutes using only the following 6 commands: Go, Stop, Left, Right, Faster, Slower. After two minutes are up, ask for a show of hands for how many completed the 60 paces. Round two There are no managers ...
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  • You Are Not in ControlVocê não está no controleNo está todo bajo tu controlВы этим не управляете

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    Timing: 30-45 mins   Ingredients: Four unique paper airplane instructions, one set for each team. A big stack of standard size white papers and a smaller stack of yellow papers. Directions: In teams of 4 or more, have participants create as many paper airplanes as possible. When thrown from behind a table at one end of the room, airplanes must cross the room and touch the opposite wall. The facilitator, playing the role of the customer, can reject any planes that do not me...
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  • Football ScrumFutebol ScrumFútbol ScrumФутбольный Scrum

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Timing: 15 mins Ingredients: Football (or some other kind of ball) Directions: In order to enforce the rules of the daily stand-up meeting and to keep it more entertaining, a football can be used. Only those holding the football can speak. Once they have completed answering their questions, they can throw the football to another team member who has not yet spoken. This continues until all members have spoken. It is up to each individual to remember who has not spoken. You can implemen...
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  • Doggy PlanningPlanejamento CaninoPlanificación CaninaПланирование по-собачьи

    Posted by on June 20th, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Timing: 10 mins Ingredients: 1 set of planning poker cards per participant. Directions: One at a time, show each of the following dog names and have participants vote by showing an estimate card: Chihuahua - this is the smallest dog and should be the reference estimate. Others should be sized relative to it. Great Dane - estimates should be very large Golden Retriever - estimates should be medium or large Poodle - participants should ask...
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