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Mark Spitzer 
Agile Velocity 
Role 
5 yrs 
Name 
Company 
Agile Coach 
mspitzer@agilevelocity.com 
Email Address
Play Hard Work Better
Mark Spitzer 
Agile Coach 
Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) 
Agile Austin Board Member (Program Chair) 
Website – AgileV...
Kirsten Maitland 
Agile Coach 
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) 
Certified Product Owner (CSPO) 
Website – AgileVelocity.com 
...
Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
39% 
Admitted Dozing Off 
70% 
Brought Other Work 
25-50% 
Time Wasted 
Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Vel...
Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
Ball Toss Name Game 
Round 1 
1. Stand in a circle 
2. Say your own name 
while tossing ball to 
someone else 
3. Repeat u...
Ball Toss Game Debrief 
• How did that feel? 
• When could you use this at work? 
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Ball Toss Topic Game 
“What Have You Seen 
Work Well in Meetings?” 
1. Stand in a circle 
2. Answer question while tossing...
Ball Toss Game Debrief 
• How did that feel? 
• When would you use the name game 
versus the topic game? 
Confidential and...
• “At the start of another 2 hour meeting I 
thought…” 
Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, ...
• How did that feel? 
• What did you observe? 
• When could you use this? 
Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile ...
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop 
Setup 
Goal: Get someone to take your place in the 
middle 
1. Stand in a circle with at least 9 peop...
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop 
Round 1 
1. Person in middle approaches anyone in 
circle and says: 
– “Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop” o r 
– “...
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop 
Round 2 
1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle 
says: 
– “James Bond 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10” ...
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop 
Round 3 
1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle 
and says: 
– “Elephant 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10...
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop 
Round 4 
1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle 
and says: 
– “Toaster 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10”...
Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop - Debrief 
1. How did that feel? 
2. How could this exercise be incorporated 
into the workplace? 
3. ...
Pass the Card 
How to make workplace more engaging? 
1. Each person takes one index card and pen 
2. Write the name of the...
Pass the Card - Debrief 
1. What did you like about this exercise? 
2. When would this exercise be useful? 
Confidential a...
Fist of Five 
Disagreement Consensus 
Good Enough 
I won’t fight it 
Not Bad 
Minor Issues to 
discuss first 
Average 
Som...
Summary 
Exercise What is it? When to use? 
1. Ball Toss Name Game Toss ball to each other 
and state name of person 
pass...
Questions 
What do you 
want to know? 
@mspitzer 
mspitzer@agilevelocity.com 
kirsten.maitland@agilevelocity.com 
Confiden...
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Play Hard - Work Better - PMI Austin Conference Fall 2014

Slides for the workshop conducted at the Fall 2014 PMI Austin Conference. Techniques to Make Meetings More Engaging and Fun.

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Play Hard - Work Better - PMI Austin Conference Fall 2014

  1. 1. Mark Spitzer Agile Velocity Role 5 yrs Name Company Agile Coach mspitzer@agilevelocity.com Email Address
  2. 2. Play Hard Work Better
  3. 3. Mark Spitzer Agile Coach Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Agile Austin Board Member (Program Chair) Website – AgileVelocity.com Twitter - @mspitzer Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  4. 4. Kirsten Maitland Agile Coach Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certified Product Owner (CSPO) Website – AgileVelocity.com Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  5. 5. Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  6. 6. Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  7. 7. 39% Admitted Dozing Off 70% Brought Other Work 25-50% Time Wasted Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  8. 8. Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  9. 9. Ball Toss Name Game Round 1 1. Stand in a circle 2. Say your own name while tossing ball to someone else 3. Repeat until everyone has had a turn Round 2 1. Stay in circle 2. Say another’s name while tossing ball to them 3. Repeat until everyone has had a turn Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  10. 10. Ball Toss Game Debrief • How did that feel? • When could you use this at work? Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  11. 11. Ball Toss Topic Game “What Have You Seen Work Well in Meetings?” 1. Stand in a circle 2. Answer question while tossing ball to someone else 3. Repeat until time expires Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  12. 12. Ball Toss Game Debrief • How did that feel? • When would you use the name game versus the topic game? Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  13. 13. • “At the start of another 2 hour meeting I thought…” Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  14. 14. • How did that feel? • What did you observe? • When could you use this? Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  15. 15. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop Setup Goal: Get someone to take your place in the middle 1. Stand in a circle with at least 9 people 2. Someone stands in the middle of the circle 3. May want to take off heels for small jumps 4. Be prepared for highly interactive exercise! Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  16. 16. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop Round 1 1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle and says: – “Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop” o r – “Bop” 2. In order to avoid going to the middle you must: – Say “Bop” before they finish “Bibbity-Bobbity- Bop” or – Say nothing in response to “Bop” Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  17. 17. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop Round 2 1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle says: – “James Bond 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10” 2. Before they reach 10 person challenged must: – Adopt and hold the James Bond position – Person on each side become Bond girls who cry “Oh James, Oh James” 3. Anyone not in position by count of 10 must go in middle 4. Can use methods from round 1 Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  18. 18. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop Round 3 1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle and says: – “Elephant 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10” 2. Before they reach 10 person challenged must: – Adopt and hold an elephant position – Person on each side forms elephant ears 3. Anyone not in position by count of 10 must go in middle 4. Can use methods from other rounds Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  19. 19. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop Round 4 1. Person in middle approaches anyone in circle and says: – “Toaster 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10” 2. Before they reach 10 person challenged must: – Jump up and down like a piece of ready toast – Person on each side forms the toaster 3. Anyone not in position by count of 10 must go in middle 4. Can use methods from other rounds Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  20. 20. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop - Debrief 1. How did that feel? 2. How could this exercise be incorporated into the workplace? 3. Did your perspective change after a couple rounds? Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  21. 21. Pass the Card How to make workplace more engaging? 1. Each person takes one index card and pen 2. Write the name of the topic on the top of the card 3. Write down ideas related to the topic in 15 seconds 4. Pass the card to your right and add new ideas 1. Repeat until the session time expires Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  22. 22. Pass the Card - Debrief 1. What did you like about this exercise? 2. When would this exercise be useful? Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  23. 23. Fist of Five Disagreement Consensus Good Enough I won’t fight it Not Bad Minor Issues to discuss first Average Some value, worth the time Return on Time Invested Great Idea! I’ll help lead Good Idea I’ll work for it Reservatio n Some change needed No Way! Lots of changes Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com needed Useless I’ll never get that time back Useful Most time was valuable, but lost time Above Average Good value, worth more than time Excellent High value, incredibly useful N/A
  24. 24. Summary Exercise What is it? When to use? 1. Ball Toss Name Game Toss ball to each other and state name of person passing ball to - Kick off meeting - Team building - Energize people 2. Ball Toss Topic Game Toss ball to each other and answer a question when receiving ball - Brainstorming - Team building 3. Progressive Story One person starts with a prompt then each person continues the story by adding 1-2 sentences - Ice breaker - Encourage equal participation 4. Bibbity-Bobbity-Bop Use different techniques to get someone to take your place in the middle - Tension relief - Long workshop - Team building 5. Pass the Card Write down ideas. Pass to person on right. They add ideas. Continue passing. - Brainstorming - Encourage equal participation Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com
  25. 25. Questions What do you want to know? @mspitzer mspitzer@agilevelocity.com kirsten.maitland@agilevelocity.com Confidential and Proprietary Property of Agile Velocity - Austin, TX www.agilevelocity.com

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