Scrum Workflow

The Scrum workflow

This is a useful exercise to conduct in a classroom or together with your Scrum team. It creates alignment around the purpose of each event in Scrum and the roles that participate in each event. It’s great to spark a conversation and make sure everyone understands the foundations of Scrum. Timing: 30 minutes. This is the expected time to run the game, including prep and…

Summer Meadows (and the Three Vs)

Summer Meadows is a short and fun exercise to demonstrate the effect of handoffs, detailed specs, and silos (otherwise referred to as the Product Management Vacuum) and to communicate how the Three Vs (Vision, Value, Validation) serve as a way to create more cohesive and creative products.

Dependency jigsaw game

A warm-up game that test self-organisation and helps to get people thinking about a particular topic This is a warm-up activity designed to help demonstrate the challenge of managing dependencies, whilst allowing team members to meet each other. It’s also a test of self-organisation so be prepared for a little bit of chaos…. When to use: To get people talking to each other who haven’t met…

Agile Scrum – Remove impediment in 25 mins

Just 25 Mins It is always daunting to see and deal with impediments, slowing the velocity of the team and impacting the PI/release objectives. And of course the ripple effect of it on all the aspects of the team newly adopting to Agile. In the service industry onshore-offshore delivery models, it’s so common to have experts sitting at onshore pulling strings as they please and…