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1Agile Games for Product Camp

Chart 1Agile Games WorkshopBack to Basics aka Facilitated Interactive Techniques for Beginners

Session Leaders:James [email protected]

Brett [email protected]

Chart 2Learning Objectives1. Group warm-up: Handshakes for everyone - firm, eye contact, smile, thanks for coming2. Creative drawing: Squiggle birds drawing draw squiggles than add triangle beak, circle eyes, stick legs/feet, and trapezoid tail3. Brain Writing / Brainstorming write idea on sticky notes4. Creating User Stories5. Affinity Grouping paste sticky notes on wall chart under A, B, C categories; once the grouping is complete label the categories. 6. Weighted / Dot Voting number of votes 1/3 plus 1 of the items OR 20% from Pareto; vote only 1/3 of individual votes on any one item. 7. Retrospective Lessons Learned8. Have Fun

Chart 3Objective: Create a vacation trip for the groupTodays Task:Prioritize the places, things, or persons that individuals want to visit or see while on vacation. First Step:As a User Story, write on the sticky notes the place, thing, or person that you want to visit or see on vacation. Format: As a , I want to visit so that .

Examples: As a diver, I want to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef (Australias Coast) so that I can enjoy the ocean and escape the crowds. As a sightseer, I want to visit the Eiffel Tower so that I can see the tower and Paris at night. As a football fanatic, I want to visit all the NFL football stadiums so that the great coaches and players can inspire me. As a world traveler, I want to fly in a plane around the world so that I can say I have done it.

Chart 4 SquigglesSquiggles

Chart 5, 6, 7 CategoriesCategories Affinity Grouping

ABCDEFGH

VOTING

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VOTING

Chart 8 & 9 Retrospective (Lessons Learned)What did you learn?Chart 8: + PositiveChart 9: - Needs Improvement

Chart 10 Parking LotParking Lot

Resources for Agile Games, Exercises, Facilitated Interactive Techniques

Agile Austin - Monthly Meeting - Innovation Games for Agile Ceremonies by Lee Fox; Scheduled Tue Aug 9 at 6:00 PM http://www.meetup.com/AgileAustin/events/232596257/ Agile Austin - Product SIG - Play (Innovation) Games to Gain Clarity by Jeff Brantley; Held July 19 6:30 PM http://www.meetup.com/AgileAustin/events/232092072/?rv=mw5 Developmental Sequence in Small Groups - Forming, storming, norming, and performing then adjourning by Bruce Tuckmanhttps://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newLDR_86.htm Gamestorming A toolkit for innovators, rule-breakers and change makers by Sunni Brown and Dave Gray http://gamestorming.com/category/core-games/ AGILE GAMES, SIMULATIONS AND LEARNING ACTIVITIES by Victor Vic Bonacci http://agilecoffee.com/games/ AGILE TRAIL - BLOG ABOUT AGILE, LEAN, CHANGE AND IMPROVEMENT by Bernd Schiffer http://agiletrail.com/2012/03/27/8-great-short-games-for-groups/ Great Games for Scrum and Agile Learning by Richard Kasperowski http://kasperowski.com/2014/09/great-games-for-scrum-and-agile-learning.html Agile Games for Learning by Mark Levison https://www.infoq.com/news/2008/10/agile-games Fuel for Innovation and learning TastyCupcakes is a community-run site, founded by Michael McCullough and Don McGreal http://tastycupcakes.org/category/agile/

Innovation Games: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play by Luke Hohmann

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers by Dave Gray and Sunni Brown

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great by Esther Derby

Rapid Problem Solving With Post-it Notes by David Straker

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers: 50 Exercises That Get Results in Just 15 Minutes by Brian Cole Miller

Training From the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn by Sharon L. Bowman

Forming Storming Norming Performing: Successful Communication in Groups and Teams by Donald Egolf 301 Ways to Have Fun At Work by Dave Hemsath

ProductCamp Austin 17Agile Games Workshop Back to Basics aka Facilitated Interactive Techniques for BeginnersFast-paced, interactive, everyones committed, no PowerPoint workshop! You will be fully engaged from the time you arrive until the last minute. During this session you will experience and participate in techniques for team building, creativity, enabling teamwork, idea creation, grouping, prioritization, and retrospective. The games that will be demonstrated are basic and simple but proven effective. These techniques will be invaluable to you for brainstorming, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, and improving communications. If you are new to agile games or would like additional practice with interactive techniques, this is the session for you.The number games played will be determined by the number of attendees and the time allotted. Expect modifications and a faster pace for a larger number of participants. A listing of resources including web sites and books about agile games and team exercises will be on display.

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