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Agile Tour Delhi NCR2014 - Agile innovation games rahul sudame

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Agile Tour Delhi NCR2014 - Agile innovation games rahul sudame

  1. 1. Agile Innovation Games Rahul Sudame CSM, CSP, PMI-ACP
  2. 2. Agenda Introduction to Innovation Games Games for Agile PMs Game 1: Hot Air Balloon Game 2: Prune the Product Tree Game 3: What a Volunteer Wants? Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  3. 3. Games are Fun!  Everyone loves to play games! Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  4. 4. Innovation Games  Introduced by Luke Hohmann.  Fun way to get feedback from the participants.  Visual and experiential way of sharing thoughts.  Participation by actual customers or end users.  Collect feedback on a current / new products Agileo Innro vastioen Gravmeisc fore Chsap.ter Strategies
  5. 5. Benefits  Organizing thoughts / ideas / suggestions together.  Understanding the customer expectations.  Identifying desired features / services.  Identifying strategy or making strategic decisions.  Prioritizing most important features. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  6. 6. Games for Product Owners  Use at Strategic / Operational planning sessions.  Play with customers to understand their expectations.  Understand customer’s grievances.  Get feedback on current products, projects, services, benefits etc.  Enhance collaboration within the community. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  7. 7. Games for Organizations  Executives: Generate / Prioritize new ideas.  Marketing: Conduct market research – What the customer wants?  Product Management: Identify enhancements to existing solutions & Stakeholder prioritization.  HR/Admin: Get feedback from employees on work environment / policies etc. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  8. 8. A Product Vision Box Front: - Name - Picture or drawing (if possible) - Slogan - 3 / 4 Bullets arguments for Sale / Selling points Back: -A more detailed view with more functionality - The pre-requisites. - Operating requirements
  9. 9. Product Vision Box  Conference organizers are asked to use cardboard box and sell the conference key highlights using it.  Put the vision statement or USP clearly.  Highlight the value or benefits of the conference, agenda/speakers etc.  Highlight the key points: ◦ Date / Venue ◦ Cost Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  10. 10. Game 1 – Strategic Planning  Objective: Conduct Strategic Planning to make Agile Transformation further successful in 2015.  Identify the drivers that would help the team grow.  Identify the potential issues that would prevent the growth.  Brainstorm on the strategy for growth of the team.  Manage the potential risks and identify mitigation plans. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  11. 11. Strategic Planning  Preparations: ◦ A whiteboard or large sheet of paper ◦ A picture of a balloon & ropes ◦ Index card or sticky notes for the participants Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  12. 12. Strategic Planning  How it works: ◦ The balloon wants to fly high up in the sky (denotes successful Agile environment). ◦ The air pushes the balloon upwards (positive push). ◦ The ropes tied up with the balloon prevents it from flying (negative push) . ◦ Participants write their inputs on sticky notes. ◦ Participants brainstorms to define the strategy. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  13. 13. Strategic Planning Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  14. 14. Strategic Planning Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  15. 15. Guidelines  Refrain from giving judgment or trying to fix the problem during the game.  Focus on understanding the feedback shared by the participants.  Same issues identified by multiple members indicate gravity of the situation.  Review the final results, organized by priority. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  16. 16. Lets Play!  Strategic Planning for building a successful Agile team.  Identify what would make the team successful.  Identify any potential risks that would impact the team.  Place the positive and negative push on the board.  Brainstorm on the strategies to make the team successful. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  17. 17. Where to use?  To identify strategic objectives of the organization / team.  To define the operational plan / new initiatives.  To create a risk management plan.  Establish the team common goals / guidelines.  Establish areas to focus on (Marketing, HR Agilee Inntocvat.io)n Games for Chapter Strategies
  18. 18. Game 2 – Build a Product  Objective: Identify the core features and stretch goals to define a product roadmap.  Identify the importance of various features. What would provide most value to the customers?  Identify the timelines for providing the features.  Identify the features and release timeframe for delivering those features. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  19. 19. Prune the Tree  Preparations: ◦ A whiteboard or large sheet of paper ◦ A picture of a Tree ◦ Index card or sticky notes for the participants Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  20. 20. Prune the Tree  How it works: ◦ Write different current or proposed features as leaves. ◦ Customers would add the core features at the center of the tree and extended features at the outer edge. ◦ Add or remove the leaves on the tree to balance the set of features. ◦ Identify the roots – support framework for the product. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  21. 21. Prune the Tree Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  22. 22. Prune the Tree Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  23. 23. Lets Play!  Identify the core & extended features of an Automation Framework.  Use sticky notes as leaves. Place core features at the center of the tree and extended features at the outer edge.  If some of the features do not add any values then remove such leaves from the tree.  Identify the priorities of providing various features through its placement. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  24. 24. Where to use?  To identify the core features required in any product.  To identify the required membership services.  To identify the unused features and prune them.  To identify the customer care infrastructure (roots).  Identify the features that provide value and develop release plan. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  25. 25. Game 3 – Plan the Conference Budget  Objective: Identify the core tasks for organizing Agile Tour 2015, with the available budget.  Identify the investments to be made in the next year.  Identify the right features for a product release.  Prioritize the set of features. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies Get the customer perspective.
  26. 26. Game 3 – Plan the Conference Budget  Team has Total 500 Rs.  Task List with cost: ◦ Hotel expenses: 300 Rs. ◦ Speakers Travel: 100 Rs. ◦ Participant Kit: 50 Rs. ◦ Video recording: 150 Rs. ◦ Logistics (like notepad, pens, tags): 50 Rs. ◦ Conference Souvenir: 80 Rs. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  27. 27. Game 4 – Cruise for Potential Members  Use outrageous services to identify the value customers are looking for.  The participants would brainstorm amongst themselves about their expectations from membership.  Fancy language or crazy ideas would trigger the participants to clarify their expectations.  The less valuable ideas would get rejected. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  28. 28. Game 4 – Cruise for Potential Members  Create set of index cards with crazy ideas.  Share outrageous ideas like, ◦ Free cruise every month ◦ Free trip to Hawaii ◦ Big news about membership  Let the participants brainstorm about these ideas and identify what is most valuable for them and what they would be willing to pay for. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  29. 29. Game 5 – Retro Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  30. 30. Game 5 – Retro Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  31. 31. Game 6 – Give me water and sun!
  32. 32. Game 7 – Don’t miss the bus!
  33. 33. Game 7 – Identify the bomb!
  34. 34. Role of Games Facilitator  Explain the objective of the game and its steps.  Work across groups, answer any queries & stay focused.  Facilitate healthy discussions / brainstorming amongst the participants.  Initiate the review process and support in developing objective outcome during the session. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  35. 35. Games for Agile Environment  Agile Manifesto: ◦ Individuals and interactions over processes and tools ◦ Customer collaboration over contract negotiation  Identify what provides most value to the customer.  Identify customer’s inputs on priorities for the features.  Direct communication between the customer and teams.  Understand different views / perspectives of peers.
  36. 36. Games to Build Collaboration  Use various games effectively to facilitate collaboration amongst the chapter members, board members and potential members / volunteers.  Understand the member / volunteer expectations and concerns.  Project Managers can facilitate these games to build team bonding and collaborative environment.  Customer expectations can be understood more effectively. Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  37. 37. References  Innovation Games®: Creating Breakthrough Products Through Collaborative Play - Luke Hohmann  http://innovationgames.com Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  38. 38. Let’s start the Game! Thank You! - Rahul Sudame 9890021139 rahulsudame@yahoo.com Agile Innovation Games for Chapter Strategies
  39. 39. Thank You !

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