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
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.Read More 1, 2, 4, All
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 materialsRead More The Ball Point Game
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 hereRead More Movements of a Hypnotic Nature
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). […]Read More Estimation Game
A quick and easy way to gather everyone’s attention. All you need is a pair of scissors. http://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activity/scissors-or-crossed-uncrossed-game.htmlRead More Crossed or Un-Crossed?
Prepare 4 sets of 3 posters containing a large single word (see list below) and place them in 3 spots in the room with a cover sheet on top. Each flip chart will have one of the words from each set in the same order. Army, Navy, Air Force Beach, Mountain, City Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry Dog, Cat, Other Gather everyone […]Read More What Relates to You?
Open a meeting using a beach ball covered with 50 to 100 questions written in permanent ink. Have everyone stand in a circle and toss the ball to each other. When the ball is caught the question closest to the left thumb is the one to read aloud and answer. Note: White beach balls work best otherwise avoid […]Read More Big Ball O’Questions
Open Space Session from Agile Open Northwest February 2013 where we played many of the games here on the blog. Artist credit Elizabeth McClellanRead More 50 Shades of Play
Agile Jeopardy (shared with me by Alalia Lundy, SolutionsiQ. Have not yet played myself , will update when I have.)Read More Agile Jeopardy