20 minutes to prepare plus 30 minutes for Standard version, or 75 to 90 minutes for Extended Version
Small teams collaborate to order a backlog with a specific business goal in mind. Once the team has produced their backlog, they review the output of another team and discuss the differences. Everyone participates and discussion plays a key part in the game. Participant’s eyes are often opened to the complexity of backlog prioritisation. The game has been designed for all staff, not just Product Owners. The Extended Version of the game ramps up the challenge. It is aimed at Product Owners, yet suitable for anyone with a little more time to spare
- Experience the challenges of prioritising and ordering a backlog.
- Understand how an agile team can help their Product Owner by making the backlog items easier to compare.
- The Extended Version also adds the experience of how business goals impact your approach to prioritisation.
Link to Game: Instructions (PDF)