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…

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…

Scrum Workflow

The Scrum workflow

This is a useful exercise to conduct in a classroom or together with your Scrum team. It creates alignment around the purpose of each event in Scrum and the roles that participate in each event. It’s great to spark a conversation and make sure everyone understands the foundations of Scrum. Timing: 30 minutes. This is the expected time to run the game, including prep and…

ScrumTale – Scrum Simulation Workshop

Summary If you are looking for a Scrum simulation game where you can experience iterative approach to product development, observe the impact of the continuous improvement process on the product quality and observe how self-organization works, then ScrumTale is the one to try! Time: 4-6h (depending on the number of teams)Participants: 8-17 (one or two Scrum teams) Goals: Practice Scrum framework Experience iterative product development…

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…