Using the Ball Point Game to demonstrate problems in your teams

schedule Aug 29th 11:40 AM - 12:20 PM place Wynyard/St James

Equal Experts works with failing projects and more often than not, it is agile that is blamed as the reason for failure rather than the execution. Although many teams understand the principles of agile, some struggle to see "what good looks like" when they haven't experienced it before.

The Ball Point Game by Boris Gloger is an excellent game to demonstrate the basics of scrum; this session is a twisted version of that game that allows you to show problems that you are facing and the impact on the team and delivering value.

An interactive session which will get you all moving about but will hopefully leave you feeling energised and ready to solve those issues

 
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Outline/Structure of the Hands on Session

Explain the Ball Point Game

Explain what the attendees will get out of the session

Explain the Rules

Iteration 1 - Basic Scrum

Iteration 2 - Problems with ill-formed backlogs

Iteration 3 - Problems with context switching

Iteration 4 - Problems without having a Path to Production

Iteration 5 - Problems with Unnecessary constraints put on the team

Iteration 6 - Self Manage

Learning Outcome

The Attendees will learn how the impact of bottlenecks affect the speed and momentum of delivering

The Attendees will learn a technique to demonstrate this to team members in their own organisations

Target Audience

Beginners to agile, Coaches, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Product Owners

Prerequisites for Attendees

The Attendees can be complete beginners to agile, they don't need to bring anything but they must be prepared to move about as this is an interactive session

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