Yatzy Kanban: Coaching Your Teams to Swarm to Performing in a Single Game!

schedule Oct 15th 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM place Ballroom A people 17 Interested

Do your teams struggle with silos, multitasking, under performing, and not truly swarming to work with an understanding of shared responsibility

Based on the Swedish public domain game "Yatzy", we turn a familiar roll of the dice into a team building, learning exercise. This game is designed to not just talk, not just show, but to deliver a firsthand experience of what works and what doesn't in terms of incremental delivery.

This game is designed to teach:

  • How multitasking costs time & reduces quality
  • How silos disrupt the collaborative power of Agile
  • When one member of our team under performs, we all underperform
  • When we swarm to work, we all individual look better than we ever could on our own
  • How working as an Agile team in earnest is addictive & once you go there, you'll never go back

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. Present the challenge
  2. Introduce the idea of gamified learnings
  3. Three Rounds will illustrate a problematic silo-ed teams, teams working effectively but still silo-ed, and lastly as a performing, swarming team
  4. Present the game with the rules for Round One
    1. Each table plays out this scenario
  5. Present the game with the rules for Round Two
    1. Retro Round One
    2. Each table plays out scenario two
  6. Present the game with the rules for Round Three
    1. Retro Round Two
    2. Each table plays out scenario three
  7. Class discussion

Learning Outcome

To teach teams in game form:

  • How multitasking costs time & reduces quality
  • How silos disrupt collaborative power of Agile
  • When one member of our team under performs, we all under perform
  • When we swarm to work, we all individual look better than we ever could on our own
  • How working as an Agile team in earnest is addictive & once you go there, you'll never go back

Target Audience

Agile advocates looking to teach teams to deliver quality through gamified learning.

Prerequisite

A working knowledge of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban.

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