In traditional project management we are all taught to toss up as many barriers to change as we can. Change is something to be feared and avoided; it is the killer of projects. Whereas in agile adapting and responding to change is at the root of each framework. In today’s modern agile environments, conditions, requirements, tools and even the overall goals can change overnight. Fear of change is often at root resistance to change. This game helps teams practice embracing change in a fun, safe space.

Fluxx is the card game with ever changing rules that often leave the game teetering on the edge of chaos, which makes it the perfect fun analog for an agile project.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

1. Introduction to change
 2. Rules of the game
 3. Play the game
 4. Retrospective and Q&A

Learning Outcome

1. Accept and embrace change
2. How to help your team transition from putting barriers in front of change to embracing the power of change.

Target Audience

Change agents, team leaders, coaches, SCRUM masters


schedule Submitted 6 years ago


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