Teams starting their agile journey don't realize the power of collaboration and sharing knowledge. Often, they withhold information, have their own personal agendas and are passive-aggressive to collaboration.

In this game-play, teams realize how information is often distributed among the team members, and without collaboration, they cannot be successful.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Game play

10 minutes - Background - Game Setup

15 minutes - Game iteration 1

5 minutes Debrief

15 minutes - Game iteration 2

10 minutes - Debrief / Q&A

5 minutes - Wrap up

Learning Outcome

In a playful way, teams can realize collaboration is important.

Each team will have a second chance to do it right (iteration 2) so that they just don't hear from the presenter, but experience it first-hand.

Target Audience

Agile teams, team members, scrum masters, agile coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

Be a sport

Come ready to play

schedule Submitted 3 years ago

  • Srinivasa Badrinarayanan

    Srinivasa Badrinarayanan - How I learned to live another day, figured out why teams fail, and how that self-realization can help sustain teams

    40 Mins

    "Teams learn to live with one another, to improve over time, but sometimes they forget and try to cut corners. Teams can also live in denial (for a while). Eventually, they have to face up stuff they’re doing that comes back to impact then later.

    For me, it’s a bit more serious. I learned first-hand how to recognize when I do that, and how to recover when I do. Call me motivated: I have diabetes, have to watch my diet all the time, and I like having all my limbs.

    In this talk I’ll describe some common unhealthily team practices, including forms of denial, and their consequences." and what I learned from my personal journey to improve and help teams sustain