A Fun, Remote Demo of the Benefits of Self-Organization

Timing – Approximately 30 minutes to run the exercise, including debrief, but you need to set up the ‘boards’ in advance. Overview I was trying to find a remote exercise to help with some coaching I was doing for new teams, where all team members are working remotely. I couldn’t find anything that really worked for me so I put this together. It’s a quick…

Energizer for remote meetings

Idea for a quick energizer, especially for remote/video meetings, when everyone’s in their own workroom. We all know that a good balance between personal life and work is healthy. So what do you have in your personal workplace that gives you energy? What keeps you going? A picture maybe? An object tied to your hobby? Show it in front of the camera and tell the…

Virtual Cards Against Agility

This game was created using Google Sheets and is based on the popular game Cards Against Humanity. They were designed to develop awareness and poke fun at Agile practices, as the questions and answers can be rather irreverent. Playing the game with an Agile team provides an enjoyable, low consequence environment to try out new ideas and explore new modes of interaction. If you’ve ever played…

Virtual Scrum Values Game

The Virtual Scrum values game allows you to play the Scrum Values Game with your team no matter where they are located. This game takes the traditional paper cards and replaces them with a updated virtual version of the game. By using the same tools you use to do Stand Ups for your virtual teams you now have a tool to use in Retrospectives to…