Agile the Board Game

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After Scrum the Board Game, we now present Agile the Board Game. A playful way to learn about the advantages of using agile.

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Agile the Board Game

  1. 1. Agile the Board Game Dajo Breddels
  2. 2. Agenda • • • • • Why Agile the Board Game? What is Agile the Board Game? Rules of Agile the Board Game Play the game Questions and remarks
  3. 3. If you have a question
  4. 4. Why Agile the Board Game? • Different learning styles – Reading – Listening – Doing • See the team in action • To explain specific concepts
  5. 5. What
  6. 6. Well known games • Similarities and differences with those games
  7. 7. Agile the Board Game
  8. 8. How to play • Goal of the game – To achieve as much business value as possible, by getting accepted user stories • The game ends when: – You are out of money – The Product Backlog is empty – You are at the end of week 16
  9. 9. The Cards: Team Member
  10. 10. The Cards: User Story
  11. 11. The Cards: Week
  12. 12. The Cards: Review
  13. 13. The Cards: Improvement
  14. 14. Wrap up
  15. 15. Assignment 1 • Select a team – Each player selects one Team Member Card (Orange) – Aim for a good mix of different skills • Calculate weekly costs – Write costs on sheet • Team name – Write team name on sheet
  16. 16. Assignment 2 • Select iteration length – Do you want to use iterations? – What is the iteration length? • Alternatives: – Kanban – Waterfall
  17. 17. Assignment 3 • Design Agile Dashboard – Start with “To Do” – End with “Done” – Rest is up to you • Draw your Dashboard on a big sheet of paper
  18. 18. Week • Start of the week – Place week marker on the next week – Pay Salary of the team – Place skill tokens on Team Member Cards • During the week – Assign skill tokens to items • End of the week – Return unused skill tokens – Draw Week Card
  19. 19. Start Iteration • Planning – Each Team Member pays 1 – Select User Stories – All paid are changed to – All new may be assigned to User Stories this week
  20. 20. End Iteration • Review – Each Team Member pays 1 – Draw a Review Card – All User Stories in Done are accepted – Calculate Business Value Delivered (add to sheet) • Retrospective – Discuss the Iteration – Select one or more improvements (optional) – Place Improvements on Dashboard in ‘To Do’
  21. 21. Play! • Start the Game – 16 Weeks – 400.000 Euro
  22. 22. Agile the Board Game
  23. 23. More information Visit: http://www.kuzidi.com/xpdays2013 http://www.kuzidi.com/agiletheboardgame Contact: Dajo Breddels dajo@kuzidi.com @dajobreddels

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