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Games People Play: Innovation Games® for Agile teams

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Yup, it is totally slide-free meetup! Please bring your laptop/iPad or join over WebEx, with an open mind ;-)


We play online games- Innovation Games® Luke Hohmann created Innovation Games® -platform for serious games to bust loose preconceptions, source ideas/requirements, & reveal blockers. Cesar works with Luke on various engagements, including Scrum Alliance. Jen and Ravi work with Luke to evangelize Innovation Games® at Cisco. Stacey Louie is an Enterprise Agile Coach working with companies like PayPal.


6:30pm-7pm: Opening Food and Networking

7:00pm to 8:30pm: Innovation Games® for agile teams

Gamers: César Idrovo, Jen Bennett, Stacey Louie and Ravi Tadwalkar

Context: "What lean/agile practices do you find most challenging to adopt for your kind of product/service related work?" Begin: We watch "Product Tree" (PTPT) game as example of this agenda. You can play PTPT for roadmapping, event planning & continuous planning. Game 1: We continue playing "Speed Boat" (SB) online, to decide top 3 or 5 *anchors* that slow you down, these will bubble up during retrospective. You can play SB anytime before or during retrospective.
Game 2: Finally we play "Buy a Feature" (BAF) online. We use your speed boat anchors as an input (-similar to unix "pipe"-) to backlog. You can play BAF for prioritization during next planning. End: Hope you will find these games interesting! If time permits, we will use speedboat (instead of ROTI) for event's retro, to make lasting impact ;-! Backgrounder Links: Important links for agile teams sourced from Luke - Announcements: Important announcements on behalf of Luke -

IG Summit Jan 24/25 with Alexander Osterwalder San Jose Budget Games on Jan 26 Jan 24 launch of formal Innovation Game Certified Facilitator program


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