Screencast – Four Ways to Search for Games on TastyCupcakes

In an effort to help people find the games they are looking for, I recorded the following screencast showing four different ways to search for games on tasty cupcakes. N.B. This is recorded in 720p so you’ll see more if you hop over to YouTube. There is more that we want to do to improve search but wanted to make sure that everyone can benefit…

We Played InnovationGames to Plan TastyCupcakes.org

At Agile Games 2011 in Boston (not to be confused with the other Agile Games conference – Play4Agile in Germany), yours truly got to act as the Product Owner for TastyCupcakes.org and get community input on what features we need to develop. On the one hand, this is a case study for running InnovationGames® and on the other hand we’d like to hear from you about some…

Coaching Skills Dojo

Learning Objective: Participants practices three fundamental coaching skills: observing, listening and questioning. When to use this game: Play this game to become improve interpersonal coaching and communication skills. Time: 90 minutes Description: First partcipants are formed into small groups. Each group brainstorms what they think is important about the three skills and share with the large group. Everyone picks a real world problem to work on. The each triad…

Sustaining Agility

Learning Objective: Participants experience the attraction of short-term thinking and feel the long-term consequences. When to use this game: Play this game to understand the importance of investment in sustainable development practices. Time: 90-110 minutes Description: Have you been on a software project where each release gets harder and harder? Many projects fall into the tarpit of the Design Dead Core. Why do nearly all software…