Many of you likely already know Vibhu Srinivasan, he is a colleague and friend of mine with whom I have paired many times in delivering Agile training and learning. If you have not met Vibhu, I am delighted to point you in his direction. “I have been teaching Agile workshops since 2007. I have experimented […]
Read More UNLIKE MONOPOLY – THE BEST SCRUM SIMULATION GAME FOR WORKSHOPS
I have played this with teams and in workshops so many times that the numbers were rubbing off the dice. (The good folks at getKanban sent new sets free of charge.) About the Game. The game is played in teams of four to six people, one game per team. Each team has a playing board […]
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Open your meeting with a Check-in. This is a really effective method to bring everyone into the meeting to get them mentally present and ready to start. This space creates knowledge and insight about each other and perhaps what else might be here. For example: Tell us about your shoes? Take 30 seconds to a […]
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Anyone leading meetings, presentations, or teams should be aware of Liberating Structures. 1, 2, 4, All is one of the best facilitation techniques in my toolbox.
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An awesome icebreaker. No words. Lots of smiles.
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Fun and playful way to begin a session with a large group.
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Partner activity in which one person traces the identical path of their partner’s fingers as they draw numbers in the air.
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A really fun way to learn the value of inspecting and adapting a teams through-put rate through iterations, self organization, estimation, historical data, and sustainable pace. Created by Boris Gloger. Tastycupcakes online version Play in person and materials
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Highly recommend! Participants get the feel and touch of emergent design, iterations, teamwork and operating from high-level requirements. Demonstrate the roots of Scrum through cross-functional and self-organizing teams. I have co-trained this exercise a couple of times with Dhaval Panchal. It originates from Brent Barton. Complete instructions here
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Credit to @ChrisSims who I first saw running a session like this at an AONW conference. I have used this exercise to help teams understand how a they can reach consensus in estimating work regardless of the differences in experience and skill-set amongst them. Part 1 Divide your room into equal teams (6 – 10 people on a team works well). […]
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