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I like planning poker. As a matter of fact, the Agile Consortium just send me last week a gift: They are playing cards to use to planning poker game.
Thank you for sharing about planning poker. I think that could be very useful after the teams understand the basics of agile.
There are a couple of fairly commonly used team-based agile games which are both sprint based:
1. Coffee game: https://www.tastycupcakes.org/2016/10/the-coffee-game/
2. Lego game (tons of variants on this one): https://www.agile42.com/en/training/scrum-lego-city/
There are also lots and lots of agile games focusing on specific practices and concepts. For example, the dot game/coin game are common ways to learn the differences between batch and flow work.
Thank you for sharing these ideas. I will definitely check them out.
There is another game - Scrumtale - you could look into (https://scrumtale.com/)
Planning poker is more around sizing stories than the basics of agile, though, there could be some hidden lessons there. One of the downsides of planning poker is the time expense. Other options could be affinity or white elephant sizing which could be more productive
In my personal experience, playing games will not add value. Find a person that undertands what agile really is in theory and practice and make her/him participate in real work life situations with your team to have weekly review meetings to help the team understand and decide if the way of thinking and behave are agile oriented or not.
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