Games for Agile and Scrum
ı am planning a training session for the management team of customer care group. So I would like to make them play 2 games to better understand Agile principles and Scrum framework. Can you recommend games for Agile and Scrum?
I created a community website where people post games/simulations/exercises for accelerating the adoption of agile principles:
There are a lot of games on there, but some I use fairly consistently are:
Scrum Resort Brochure: http://tastycupcakes.org/2009/06/resort-brochure/
What Were They Thinking: http://tastycupcakes.org/2009/06/what-were-they-thinking/
99 Test Balloons: http://tastycupcakes.org/2009/06/99-test-balloons/
Presto Manifesto: http://tastycupcakes.org/2009/06/presto-manifesto/
Hope that helps!
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One of the things which worked for me during my training session was a compressed 3 day sprint with each day being 10 minutes.
We were divided into Scrum teams and given a problem and asked to deliver the product at the end of the sprint.
Pretty intensive way of crunching all important topics into a compressed time frame but it worked for me.
here you will find a Scrum Simulation in german, english and polish:
The choice of the game depends one the knowledge of your trainees and the time they can afford !
I use very "Pocket Sized Principle" from tasty cupcakes, thank you very much Don !
It is also very short, and I like short games when the trainees are busy managers.
For a full Scrum training, I like http://www.lego4scrum.com , but you need at least 2h, and some lego bricks ;-)
Thanks for contributing the details. It is very useful.
Hi, this is puzzle game I created to teach the Agile values and principles: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/teaching-learning-scrum-agile-values-puz…
Hi there :)
A guide to build your own agile game:
Hope you find it useful
A simulation workshop which uses the concept of crime story as a product of a Scrum team:
This is great also for management and non-it people. Everyone can write crime story.
I know this is an old thread but thank you, everyone, that posted on it. It has helped me 6 years later :).
Thank you so much for the great ideas!
I am searching for a good agile simulation game for a Skype-based training that I want to give. Do you have any ideas?
Many thanks and best,
I recommend also 1-minute movie:
An Agile simulation workshop which uses the concept of the movie as a product
Each team would create a 1-minute movie video using their mobile phones, they should create the scenes and actors using Legos and modeling compound.
A long time ago I've developed a Simple and Realistic Scrum simulation - ScrumCardGame
It is now available in online format https://scrumcardgame.com/online/
also, it stays available in printed and do-it-yourself formats
Try it out or feel free to contact me with questions
I have developed an online Scrum simulation (a multiplayer serious game) which you can use to play various scrum games with. It’s really helpful for online scrum trainings. You can play similar to Lego with it. Currently it’s limited to 11 players but will be extended in the next time for more than 60 player for scaled scrum simulation. It’s called PlayAgile https://playagile.eu