Gamified Simulation: Learning mechanism to be an impactful Scrum Master

We represent the Agile Center of Excellence at our organization and are chartered to drive the change management initiative to imbibe Agile adoption across the enterprise.

We realized that while the external Scrum Master Certification trainings or our internal certification training would help ingrain the knowledge of a Scrum Master; However we found it extremely crucial that there needs to be some mechanism to ensure the candidates should understand the on ground situations/challenges and various behavioral scenarios that they would face wherein they need to take certain decision accordingly.

We used the gamification concept to capture our past experiences in various engagements wherein we had encountered multiple situations/challenges faced by the Scrum Masters.  This would help the newly onboarded trained Scrum Master to improve upon their decision making thought process. The concept would also have a scoring mechanism which would give them chance to improve upon their existing competency.

The gamification would focus on:

  1. Problem solving in the given situation
  2. Facilitation skills
  3. Process Concepts
  4. Stakeholder relationship
  5. Building high performance teams
  6. Building Early warning system

Outline/Structure of the Demonstration

  1. Background on the need for Gamified Simulation for various roles i.e. Scrum Master [5 mins]
  2. The process behind capturing scenarios and creating simulations using gamification based on past experience [10 mins]
  3. Live demonstration of the Simulated Learning Platform for the Scrum Master role (SLP-SM) using the gamification concept [25mins]
    1. Problem solving in the given situation
    2. Facilitation skills
    3. Process Concepts
    4. Identifying Early Warning / Uncovering Risks
    5. Based on above simulation exercise rate the Scrum Master through levels of expertise and provide pointer for scope of improvement.
  4. Q&A [5 mins]

Learning Outcome

We plan to share our experience on HOW we went about enabling various roles in our organizational structure to help execute Agile programs. Gamification and simulation was one such technique to enable roles like Scrum Master, Product Owner and cross functional teams.

This session will help the audience to understand the application of gamification and simulation in building competency of various Agile roles( i.e. Scrum Master in this case). It will also outline the basics of building such a learning platform by leveraging the real world scenarios in various flavours of Agile transformations.

Target Audience

Anyone on its Enterprise Agile Transformation journey; Agile Coaches; Scrum Masters

schedule Submitted 7 years ago

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