Retrospective Sailing – being agile

Retrospective Sailing is one of the most popular games teams adopt to reflect and map their way forward easily, in a fun, tactile and visual way. It can be used for many purposes where you want to review what’s going well, what could go better, and ensure you are responding regularly to the changing seas and horizons your businesses and team face.

Penny Flow

Summary: This game is based on The Penny Game.  I’ve seen it in various incarnations, but this is based on the original concept.  Instead of simply showing how batch size affects throughput, this game has been heavily modified to give several additional lessons.  Attendees can expect to learn about Agile’s roots in Lean manufacturing, batch size theory, single piece flow, being adaptive to change, quick…

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…

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.