Games for Agile and Scrum

Last post 10:56 am June 4, 2014
by Olivier Ledru
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09:36 am October 25, 2013

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?

12:39 pm October 26, 2013

Hello Ebru,

I created a community website where people post games/simulations/exercises for accelerating the adoption of agile principles:
http://tastycupcakes.org

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!

Don

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12:11 am October 29, 2013

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.

03:34 pm May 26, 2014

Hi,

here you will find a Scrum Simulation in german, english and polish:

www.acatrain.de

regards
Frank

10:56 am June 4, 2014

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 ;-)