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SCRUM Board – Agile

SCRUM Board – Agile Walk the board during daily SCRUM with a dedicated Board Description Participants practice defining the SCRUM board to better visualize the status of different tasks. This activity unravels how easy and useful it can be to have such simple yet efficient tool to keep track of the progress made so far …

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WBS practice

WBS Practice Experiment decomposition with a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) activity Description This activity gives participants the opportunity to practice using the WBS (work breakdown structure) project management tool. They breakdown a project into smaller components so that no task is overlooked. This decomposition activity shows the hierarchy of tasks and comes with a certain …

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Successful project vs failed project

Successful vs failed project Brainstorming activity on the contrast between successful projects and troubled/failed ones, aimed at developing a common understanding among participants Description Participants brainstorm and gather a collection of traits of both successful and failed projects. They build this way a shared understanding on the matter, since the definitions of success/failure can vary …

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Magic Letters

Magic letters A fun way to experiment communication, team collaboration, leadership and agile work, with an alphabet based game Description An experiential activity using the alphabet, but with a little twist – participants can form only 4-letter words, as many as possible in 2-minute rounds. For this to happen, they will have to come up …

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Negotiations – Success or Failure?

Negotiations – Success or Failure? A brainstorming activity based on contrast, aimed at identifying what makes a negotiation successful and what makes it a failure Description Participants brainstorm and gather a collection of factors that influence negotiation in a positive, then negative way. When thinking about the contrast between the two types of factors, the …

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Empathy map – Agile Product Owner training

Empathy mapAgile Product Owner Draw an empathy map and reach new levels of understanding customers comprehensively Description Participants practice using this collaborative tool in teams and develop a deeper understanding of the customer. They analyze the customer from four different angles and put all the information in a visual format which simplicity enables participants to …

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Daily Stand-up Meeting Agile SCRUM

Daily Stand-up Meeting A great way to practice daily SCRUM/Stand-up meeting and to get alignment inside the agile team Description This activity is meant to help participants become aware of what lies in their power and what doesn’t, so they can manage their energy more effectively by focusing on what can actually and positively impact …

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Control, Influence, No Control

Control, Influence, No Control Over which challenges in your role do you consider you have control, influence, no control at all? Brainstorm to develop a common understanding inside your group, search for solutions Description This activity is meant to help participants become aware of what lies in their power and what doesn’t, so they can …

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Client role Challenges Agile Product Owner

Client role Challenges Agile Product Owner Discover the challenges of being a client, in order to better understand the value provided by the Product Owner Description Participants get the opportunity to put themselves in the client’s shoes (or decompose their previous experiences as clients during some important/valuable acquisitions) to better understand what are the true …

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