Remote (WFH) Ball Point Game

In March of 2020, I joined a new company as a #scrummaster. Initially, it was to be an in-office position, but due to covid-19, our office went remote (temporarily). While I am thankful to be reaping the benefits of working remotely (decreased carbon footprint/work-life balance), helping spin-up teams remotely has its challenges. One challenge I faced was how to help teams understand flow. One popular…

The online pencil challenge

I used to play the famous Ball Point Game  when providing Scrum training or introducing the Agile and Scrum way of working in teams. Now with all the remote sessions and training’s I created a nice and energetic online replacement. Instead of tennis balls the participants choose an object everyone have. For example a pen. The learning goals are: learn to estimate feel how it…

Paint The Story PointЗакрась Стори Поинт

Purpose Demonstrate how planning and estimating with relative story points can benefit business to be more agile and transparent Timing Entire game usually take 60 minutes to run including debrief. 15 minutes – estimation 35 minutes – complete painting (each painiting iteration is 1 minute) 10 minutes – debrief Materials and setup: Teams should consist of 4-5 people Team should work at the table Put…