Train Station Greetings

Fun and playful way to begin a session with a large group.



The Ball Point Game

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. Instructions

The Human Machine

Form groups of 6 to 8 people. Challenge each group to create a machine out of their members by imitating the appearance and action of the machine with as many parts (gears, levers, etc.) as they can devise. The machine should have motion and sound, and include all team members.
(If a group is having trouble coming up with ideas some quietly shared examples might include becoming a blender, toaster, lawn mower, copy machine, lamp, a bottling plant, or washing machine.)

Give the teams five minutes to prepare their machine. Once the time is up, the teams take turns presenting and guessing each other’s machine.

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Marshmallow Challenge

The Marshmallow Challenge is a poweful exercise in fostering collaboration, it also reveals how we make many false assumptions.
Back Camera

Ro Sham Bo Rockstar

Ro Sham Bo Rockstar

A high energy variation on Rock, Paper, Scissors. The above link takes you to a student game page but this is awesome for the workplace too.

Silent Touch

Silent Touch

Enables greater sensitivity and awareness between team members. I recommend you divide larger groups into teams of (6 to 10).

Helium Stick

Helium Stick Deceptively simple but powerful exercise for learning how to work together and communicate in small to medium sized groups.