The Fast and the Furious (and other Fs) retrospective activity

Recently I lacked some inspiration for a good technique suitable for the upcoming retrospective. As the team was growing in their agile way of working, I decided to leave it to the team to come up with a nice activity. I was very surprised with the outcome. A brand new activity which we called the Fast and the Furious (and other Fs).
This activity’s goal is to gather information about the sprint.

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Gameception is a cooperative game of creativity and fun. We found it’s a fun way of getting people to think out of the box. Furthermore it can explain what happens when you throw 3 sentence user stories to a team and not refine them. You can also use it several times in a team this way it will really be a game the team created itself.

Cards Against Agility

Cards Against Agility is based on the game Cards Against Humanity, where the former was developed at the Play 4 Agile event in Germany in February 2017. Purpose: either to develop awareness or poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irreverent. As the original game states: “Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Unlike most of…

Failure Memory Game

The Failure Memory Game is is a game for learning from failures and experiencing how a team or an organisation can benefit from an open failure culture. Participants reflect on their own way, or the team’s culture to handle failures, and directly experience the consequences in a safe space for experimenting and learning. Who plays, and when? This game is usually played by a group…

LEGO Team Building

Timing: 90 mins Materials (per team): Blindfold LEGO set (50-90 piece set) Music you can play as participants enter the room https://vimeo.com/91818334 Game Background: The city is planning a huge architectural project, but in order to select the most qualified builder they are hosting an event that will challenge each company’s ability to work quickly, efficiently and successfully under pressure. The event is a LEGO CONSTRUCTION competition!…