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WILL ANTEATER
SURVIVE?
SŁAWEK ŁUKJANOW & MACIEJ WILMIŃSKI
SCRUM GUIDE SAYS...
The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways,
including:
• Understanding and prac>cing ag...
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT IN CONTEXT
OF INTERNAL "BUSINESS"
DEPARTMENT
(WHATEVER ITS NAME IS)
WHAT WE HAVE OBSERVED
THROUGH THE YEARS
THE BIGGEST PROBLEM
SCRUM MASTERS ARE TOO OFTEN
PERCEIVED AS THE IT GUYS
... BUT WE'RE NOT!
SCRUM MASTERS HAVE TO FIND
THE TIME FOR BUSINESS
to build trust
to make the en>re company agile
to succeed with agile
…and...
GOING BACK...
• Understanding and prac>cing agility
• Understanding product planning in an empirical
environment
PLAYING A...
SO HERE WE ARE
THE COMMON GOAL
ZOO? WHAT THE HELL?
WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
SAMPLE ZOO PROBLEMS
• Debts at the power plant – risk of power shortage and bailiff threat
• Aggressive rats aacking visito...
SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS
• Implemen>ng the 111833/2200/ZZZZ/2016 EU anteater direc>ve (3 units)
• Acquiring a lion couple (13)
...
SO FAR, SO GOOD... SO WHAT?
TAKEAWAYS
• POs also don't talk with one another - it's not DEVs’ speciality. Fight with
that!
• Scrum Master is not the I...
AGILE-ZOO.COM
@elwood_pl @slaweklukjanow
GUYS, DON'T YOU
FORGET THE ANTEATER?
• Anteaters are toothless creatures.
• Their tongue can be 2 feet long. It is narrow ...
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Will anteater survive? - Agile ZOO Simulation Game

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Presentation from the Agile by Example 2016 conference presenting our new simulation game http://agile-zoo.com. Game is to teach Product Owners how to work with product divided into few areas. Game created by Maciej Wilmiński, Magda Świątkowska and myself.

Will anteater survive? - Agile ZOO Simulation Game

  1. 1. WILL ANTEATER SURVIVE? SŁAWEK ŁUKJANOW & MACIEJ WILMIŃSKI
  2. 2. SCRUM GUIDE SAYS... The Scrum Master serves the Product Owner in several ways, including: • Understanding and prac>cing agility • Understanding product planning in an empirical environment
  3. 3. LET'S TALK ABOUT IT IN CONTEXT OF INTERNAL "BUSINESS" DEPARTMENT (WHATEVER ITS NAME IS)
  4. 4. WHAT WE HAVE OBSERVED THROUGH THE YEARS
  5. 5. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM SCRUM MASTERS ARE TOO OFTEN PERCEIVED AS THE IT GUYS ... BUT WE'RE NOT!
  6. 6. SCRUM MASTERS HAVE TO FIND THE TIME FOR BUSINESS to build trust to make the en>re company agile to succeed with agile …and with YOUR business
  7. 7. GOING BACK... • Understanding and prac>cing agility • Understanding product planning in an empirical environment PLAYING AND LEARNING - LEARNING WHILE PLAYING Lego4Scrum solves the first problem ...what about the second one?
  8. 8. SO HERE WE ARE
  9. 9. THE COMMON GOAL
  10. 10. ZOO? WHAT THE HELL?
  11. 11. WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
  12. 12. SAMPLE ZOO PROBLEMS • Debts at the power plant – risk of power shortage and bailiff threat • Aggressive rats aacking visitors • Leaking aquariums • A high and s>ll growing level of apathy among hippos • Running out of food
  13. 13. SAMPLE REQUIREMENTS • Implemen>ng the 111833/2200/ZZZZ/2016 EU anteater direc>ve (3 units) • Acquiring a lion couple (13) • Acquiring a fake coon candy lion couple piñata (1) • Paying off electrical debt (13) • Acquiring a female hippo in order to lower the male hippo apathy level (8) • Hiring a verminator to deal with the rat problem (5)
  14. 14. SO FAR, SO GOOD... SO WHAT?
  15. 15. TAKEAWAYS • POs also don't talk with one another - it's not DEVs’ speciality. Fight with that! • Scrum Master is not the IT guy. Remember that! • talk with Your Head Of Marke>ng to establish the rules of the game • work with business (Product Owners) - there's no other way • bring Your agile knowledge and enthusiasm • you can use Agile ZOO - it's there for YOU!
  16. 16. AGILE-ZOO.COM @elwood_pl @slaweklukjanow
  17. 17. GUYS, DON'T YOU FORGET THE ANTEATER? • Anteaters are toothless creatures. • Their tongue can be 2 feet long. It is narrow and covered with >ny spines. • They never destroy anthill because they plan to come and eat another por>on of ants in the future. • They sleep 15 hours per day. • They can eat up to 30 000 insects per day. • ... and it's one of the creatures in our game. It's up to you if it will survive! Hell no! Do you know that?

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