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…

This Sprint Future-O-Spective with Santa Claus!

Here’s the festive season again and Santa Claus is coming to town. We need to take care of the balloons during the party so they shouldn’t look awful (deflated). What may be the impediments which need to be taken care? During freezing weather, balloons shrink up terribly Balloons should be retained for longer period of time Safeguard balloons from our pet parrot with curved beak…

Telestrations for Teams

Timing: Really depends on the group size, but I’d allow at least 2 hours for a group of 10 to play three rounds.   Materials: The board game Telestrations. There are two versions of this game, an eight player version and a 12 player party-pack version for larger groups. https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/46213/telestrations It’s available online (Amazon, etc), or from most decent shops which sell board games.  …

Upside Downside

This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard Timing: 30-45 minutes (depending upon the complexity, emotion or controversy around the topic) Materials: None Instructions: This is typically used in retrospectives but could be used by teams to critique or evaluate potential options at any time. Split the group into two even-sized sub-groups One of the sub-groups has the…

The Sprint Mural

This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard although we have a sense that something like this has been done before we couldn’t recall who or where… Timing: 30 minutes Materials: Large whiteboard or roll of white paper Appropriate drawing, colouring or painting materials Instructions: Ask the team to draw/paint their interpretation of the Sprint. This is usually…