Games

A slightly modified release planning game – the lost alphabet 2018 version

I invented a release planning game many years ago and I have used it in training quite a few times.  Then Eduardo Meira Peres invented a much simpler version. Teams must use sprints to recreate the alphabet after society forgot how to spell words.  The game covers concepts like sprints, velocity and adaptive planning in… Continue reading A slightly modified release planning game – the lost alphabet 2018 version

Capability growth · Games

beta version of my new collaboration card game

I am working on some ideas to help people understand the importance of having diverse operating styles in a team and working with people whose strengths complement your own weaknesses. My first idea is a set of card games that look at different ways people approach their work. Feel free to try the games out… Continue reading beta version of my new collaboration card game

Agile development · Courses · Events

A weekend course on the principles of agile for Sydney based project managers

Just a quick update on a one day course I will be running in July (actually Saturday 21 july 2012). It is designed for experienced project managers and other project leaders who understand the fundamentals of project management and I am running it as part of the ongoing education program that the Sydney chapter of… Continue reading A weekend course on the principles of agile for Sydney based project managers

Agile development · Games · Products · Techniques

Agile implementation: The card game

I run a lot of courses around agile project management and one of the most common questions I get is “What are the most common issues to watch out for when going agile, what should we focus on to make the transition successful”. So I came up with a simple card game that highlights the… Continue reading Agile implementation: The card game

Capability growth · Courses · Idea management · Products

A course on change management in the real world

I spend a lot of time training teams in new approaches like agile development, but most of this training is about new techniques themselves rather than the process of managing the adoption and acceptance of those techniques. I also spend a lot of time coaching project managers in how to run more effective projects, but… Continue reading A course on change management in the real world

Games · Products

Agile release planning game downloads

There are now three versions of my agile release planning game so I thought I would add them to the site so people can download them directly: The original version The basic game covers release planning and also the challenge of planning for new features, fixing defects and being impacted by technical debt. It works… Continue reading Agile release planning game downloads

Capability growth · Decisions · Events · Games · Products · Risk

Finally launched my agile training game

We set up a stand at the recent Software Development Conference to run the Agile Release Planning Game I designed. It seemed to go down really well, so I have decided to make the game available publicly if anyone is interested in using it. In the game, participants are a group of scientists and engineers… Continue reading Finally launched my agile training game