Ball Point WFH Game

GOAL Send as many “Balls” as possible through all Player’s cells in 3 minutes! INTENT This is our remote version (WFH) of the famous Ball Point Game designed by Boris Gloger, to be played by teams remotely. Teams running this activity will understand key agile principles in a fun and hands-on way, while realizing the constrains and possibilities that remote work and technology can bring…

The kanban silly tasks gameEl juego de tareas ridículos de kanban

              In this game, you will learn and experience the lean principles and the use of the kanban board. You will experience the problems with delayed tasks and long feedback loops, frequent task switching, the possibilities of reducing different types of waste, WIP limits, and the pull principle. Timing: Expected time to run game including prep and debrief 1 hour…

The Lean-STAR Game

Timing: 15 minutes Overview: This is a short game to explain why WIP is bad. It has so many variants, one of which is the lean simulation game with paper airplanes by Jeff Patton. Instead of building airplanes, we connect five dots of a star. Resources: Print 10 copies per team from this Star-Connect pdf file. Steps: Form teams of 5’s. Each team member is responsible to connect…

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…