Technical Debt Game – for non-technical people

Experience the difference between doing continuous refactoring … or not A game for groups from 3 to 5 people. Setup: 5 minIntroduction: 5 minTwo rounds of each 5-10 min so approx. 10-20 minDebrief: 5-15 min Purpose of the game: Explain and experience the effects and consequences of adding feature after feature and cummulating technical debt or doing and investing in continuous refactoring. Background: A team…

Agile Radar

After experimenting with different metaphors and models we have settled upon the “Agile Radar” as a tool that we hope will help people understand what Agile is and how “Being Agile” is not the same as just merely “Doing Agile”. All the diagrams have been released as open source under Creative Commons license here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Agile_Radar.png Timing: 20 mins including debrief. (10 mins creation of Radars, 10…

Kanban simulation

Timing: simulation solely 10-20 minutes, as a part of the training 0,5 to 1 day. Material: computer or tablet with internet access. The game is available on agilegame.octigo.pl Instruction: Just click the link given above, and follow introduction. When you ready, switch to the second step and start playing (it is your first approach). When you finished, read summary and good practices, and then play…

Virtual Cards Against Agility

This game was created using Google Sheets and is based on the popular game Cards Against Humanity. They were designed to develop awareness and poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irreverent. Playing the game with an Agile team provides an enjoyable, low consequence environment to try out new ideas and explore new modes of interaction. If you’ve ever played…

Virtual Cards for Agility

Introduction This game was created using Google Sheets and is based on the popular game Cards Against Humanity. They were designed to develop awareness and poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irreverent. Playing the game with an Agile team provides an enjoyable, low consequence environment to try out new ideas and explore new modes of interaction. If you’ve…