The ball point game is a game great for introducing the principles of Scrum and the Deming Cycle (PDCA-cycle).The game is quite often used in Scrum courses. Hereby a description reblogged (see sources at the end of the page). Rules. The point of this game is to pass as many balls as possible through every team member in 2 minutes.
Agile Release Planning is a collaborative effort and involves the Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile team and stakeholders. Generally, releases are made of short iterations typically ranging between 1 and 4 weeks. For example, in a project where the release is in 2 months and iterations are planned on a weekly basis, the release will consist of 8 iterations.
Tennis Ball Game By Robert Smyth May 15th 2015 Tags: Scrum, Agile Games. I run Scrum Training at my current company. As part of this we simulate a Sprint using tennis balls to explain how Sprints work and some of the pitfalls. I recommend this as a really useful and fun activity to use when teaching Scrum!!! Setup. To set you need to have:-3 tubes of tennis balls; An area to play the game (5m.There are several ball game simulation board games with a violent fantasy theme. Of these, Blood Bowl is the most popular. Blood Bowl is a gruesome version of American football set in the violent Games Workshop world of Warhammer. It is a fun game with a good balance of simplicity and complexity to allow for reasonable game play. It has withstood the test of time since its original.This rules pack contains a set of alternative game rules that have been developed in order to maintain game balance in leagues that last for long periods of time (e.g. for months or years rather than weeks), and for use in tournaments where very precise play balance and exact wording of the rules are important. They have been heavily tested by Blood Bowl coaches around the world, to ensure the.
I was invited to the Scrum Gathering in Amsterdam this week to give a Deep Dive on Kanban. My Kanban Exploration slides can be downloaded from slideshare.Inspired by an email discussion with Jean Tabaka and Eric Willeke, to introduce the session, and to try and reinforce the concepts of Flow, Value and Capability, I tried a variation of the Ball Point Game that is commonly used in Scrum training.Read More
Many agile tools (like Jira Software) track story points, which makes reflecting on and re-calibrating estimates a lot easier. Try, for example, pulling up the last 5 user stories the team delivered with the story point value 8. Discuss whether each of those work items had a similar level of effort. If not, discuss why. Use that insight in.Read More
The ball point game helps a lot when introducing Scrum to new Agile teams. The game goes like this: you need to give the team as many balls as possible in two minutes. Each ball has to pass by.Read More
The Agile Penny Game has been around for about 10 years. I’m not certain who created the game. I’ve modified it to include lessons about value delivery and assessing value. The game results in learning some lean concepts including batch size, value delivery, making improvements, changing team members, and self-management. This document will outline the rules to play the game, supplies.Read More
The rules are quite simple and the more people you have, the more exiting it can be. We played with about 25 people, but it would be an excellent game for large groups up to approximately 50 people. The objective of the Ball Point game is to get as many balls through the team as possible within two minutes. Each ball must be touched at least once by every team member and must end with the same.Read More
Participant Rules. The GOAL is to score as many points as possible in 5 rounds of 2 minutes each. Every time a ball completes a round the team scores 1 point. Each ball must be touched at least once by every team member on each round. Balls cannot be passed to your immediate left or right neighbor. Each ball must have air-time when passed.Read More
Are you bouncing back and forth between agile and waterfall? It’s quite common these days for Business Analysts to grapple with both agile and traditional approaches to requirements and development work. This can be frustrating, and Business Analysts may feel like a ping pong ball, getting smacked b.Read More
Listen to Agile Coaches' Corner episodes free, on demand. This week, Dan Neumann is joined by co-collaborator, Sam Falco! Sam is an agile coach and Certified Scrum Professional with an extensive background in leading agile development teams. Today, they’re going to be talking all about games and why they are an important part of agile. Sam illustrates why games are not just time-wasters, but.Read More
With the Kanban Pizza Game from agile42, you can find out what Kanban feels like. It’s difficult to teach the principles of Lean and Agile simply by lecturing. People have to experience the principles by themselves to get a feeling for how it all works. By playing a game, you can gain experience without messing up your daily work or getting engrossed in the technical details. This is why we.Read More
The ball point game of Boris Gloger has been a classic in agile trainings for a while. Yves and Markus add new dimensions to it, not only by scaling it up to different teams, but also by introducing middlemen, bugs, obstacles that simulate distributed working,. The result is a fun and instructive game that gives participants the opportunity to experience the problems scaling causes and.Read More