Lego Flow Game

Timing: 60-90 minutes Overview: The Lego Flow Game is a fun exercise to compare and contrast different approaches to processes, with respect to how work flows. The aim of the game is to build Lego Advent Calendar items, with a defined workflow: finding the next advent calendar number (analysis), finding the matching set of lego pieces (supply), creating the lego item (build) and checking the item…

Ball Flow Game

Timing: 1 hour Overview: The Ball Flow Game is a variation of the Ball Point Game, where the aim is for a team to process 20 balls as quickly as possible (as opposed to complete as many in 2 minutes), with the following rules: Participants play as a whole team (everyone must touch each ball) Balls must have air time between people No passing to a…

The Sandwich Retrospective

This exercise can be used as a retrospective technique (in addition to other popular techniques as the Start-stop-continue retrospective, Starfish retrospective, Speed boat retrospective, etc.). I called it the Sandwich retrospective as it covers three different “slices of ingredients” which I believe are essential for self-reflection. These (in “sandwich terms”) are: The issues (the “hunger”) we face in our organization, project, release, sprint, etc. (the…

Card in a Sealed Envelope

This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work. This quick card trick opens up conversation about the subconscious control team members bring to bear on their work.