Debunking Multitasking with Cards

Each team (or organization), has 4 items (stories or projects) to complete. We will simulate these by placing suits of cards in order. Materials For every 5 people, you’ll need a deck of cards and a stopwatch that provides a means of capturing lap time (often now on telephones as an app). A flip chart and markers to record times for each round would be…

How to Build a Puzzle (Scrum Simulation Game)

The purpose of this game is to demonstrate how interruptions/distractions during sprint cycles and/or Program Increment can impact not only delivery of the product, but also the impacts on team focus and morale. About the game Time: ~1.25 Hours # of Participants: Can vary, but it is nice to have at least 3 teams of 4-6 people each What you will need: 4 to 6…

The Turkey Game: Agile Product Management

Learning Goals: Introduce Product Management skills, story splitting, and iterative product development in a simulation that we can all relate to–preparing a big holiday dinner. Holiday meals require lots of collaboration, planning, and problem solving. There can be many stakeholders, rigid timing, and high standards, so getting everything to the table at the right temperature can be quite a feat! Throw in a “magic oven”…

ScrumTale – Scrum Simulation Workshop

Summary If you are looking for a Scrum simulation game where you can experience iterative approach to product development, observe the impact of the continuous improvement process on the product quality and observe how self-organization works, then ScrumTale is the one to try! Time: 4-6h (depending on the number of teams)Participants: 8-17 (one or two Scrum teams) Goals: Practice Scrum framework Experience iterative product development…