Continue reading: X-team Silos Game – getting in T-shape

X-team Silos Game – getting in T-shape

Cross functional teams are complete in expertise but not necessarily collaborative. Sometimes team members hold on to their expertise too much and the team does not perform to its potential. This Lego game illuminates the difference when members allow themselves to take on tasks outside their expertise, being so called T-shaped. Play the game to kick-start your change and create collaboration.

Playing the game.

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Continue reading: Great Retrospectives

Great Retrospectives

Great retrospectives are amazing, they have a way of really getting a team to work together and to energize them ahead of a new challenge. But even a great retrospective becomes boring and routine after a while. Luckily, there are a lot of us at Crisp working with different teams, so we got together this evening for a peer to peer exchange about retrospectives. We each got to pitch retrospective exercises and games that we’d like to try, or that we wanted to share. We ended up discussing and trying out 9 of them. Here’s a summary  in case you’d like to try some of them out at your next retrospective!

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Continue reading: Lego as Scrum simulation

Lego as Scrum simulation

Alexey Kritivitsky (Ukraine Agile community) has created a fun Scrum training exercise new teams using Lego.

Since games is such a brilliant teaching tool, you should know about it ūüôā

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Continue reading: Agile game – Pass the pennies

Agile game – Pass the pennies

Excellent game for quick learning of lean principles. You can do it anywhere and anytime with 20 pennies, some mobile phones and a team of playful people.

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