We all know that Agile and Scrum are some of the hottest topics in the world right now. There is one fun way how to introduce people to basic Agile principles and values. It offers the whole simulation to explore the process flow: team velocity, to plan, to perform, to check, and to adjust based on the previous results.

What are the benefits of the game and how it works?

The main point is to introduce people to basic agile principles, values, and importance of iterations in a fun and all-senses involving way. Every system has a natural velocity and every team needs to develop it. 

There are some situations when people are from different companies and different fields of work and they are not from the real working team, but even then playing this game is useful. People need to build trust inside the team and on the individual level. They need to self-organize themselves and see how they make decisions to work best without control from the outside managers. They get learnings from retrospectives with adapting and inspecting to improve their own progress. The team feels pressure by timeboxed activities while the team needs to carefully estimate, plan, and improve quality in iterations. 

All the key take-outs are hidden in learning, debriefing, and experiencing the game.

Introducing Agile through a game
Introducing Agile through a game

What are the rules and how many people can play?

The rules are really simple:

  • Everyone is part of one big team.
  • Each ball must have air-time.
  • Each ball must be touched at least once by every team member.
  • Balls cannot be passed to your direct neighbor left or right.
  • Each ball must return to the same person who introduced (started) it into the game.
  • There are a total of five iterations. There is a time limitation. 

The game can be played with at least 6players and up to 50 people. The more the best.:)

Interested? Let us know at hello@corpohub.com.