Cynefin with the Team DrawerКеневин с командным рисовальщиком

Authors: Ilia Pavlichenko and Alexei Pikulev. We will show the game that helps to understand Cynefin and dynamics of transitions within it. We called the game “Cynefin with the Team Drawer” and to play it we need: Several sets of the Team Drawer (one for each team, look at the photo below). It is a small wooden platform with a big hole in the middle…

The Newlywed Game

Timing: 15 – 30 minutes, depending on the ensuing discussion! Overview: This is a game about setting expectations.  That can be setting expectations between a coach and a team, or between a new product owner and new scrum master.  The point is to make getting to know each other and establishing expectations more fun! The ensuing discussion is a great way to establish a coaching…

The Cultural Radars

Corporate culture is the number one barrier to agile adoption and the leading cause of failed agile projects. At least this is what VersionOne‘s surveys suggest for the last few years (e.g. 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010). This exercise aims to examine the cultural diversity (the variety in participants’ cultural preferences) and to identify possible clashes with the agile culture (based on the prevailing cultural preferences…

The Rocket Retrospective

The Rocket retrospective is a 15 minutes (strictly timeboxed) retrospective which defines concrete follow-up actions for each of its participants. Being short, engaging and result-oriented it boost up the self-actualizing/self-discovering capabilities of the team to a new level within an affordable cost (much lower than alternative retrospectives as the Start-stop-continue retrospective, Starfish retrospective, Speed boat retrospective, Timeline retrospective, etc.). Also it effectively addresses the Parkinson’s…

Epic bedtime story

There are not many games out there to explain and discuss how distributed teams work and for very good reasons. Teams **should** be co-located.
This simple game is intended for any member of your organisation/teams to understand the challenges related to “distributed scrum”.
This also relate to the roles/skills and how natural instincts affect teams so there is no wrong way to play it.
**I tried it with 4th graders to test it before I brought this to the grownups. Went really well in both cases.
Goal: The goal is to create a children’s book of 10-12 pages within 40 minutes using 2 to 6 teams.