The Name Game: A Multitasking Game for Agile Teams

As our series on Agile games continues, we’d like to introduce a quick but effective exercise to illustrate the perils and pitfalls of multitasking. I call it The Name Game, and it works particularly well as an introductory exercise to get people thinking. There are a few key variations that I’ve encountered, but I’ll share my favorite, which was shared with me by Peter Stevens.freedigitalphotos.netSetup•...

An Agile Game – Management by Walking Around

Image: Stuart MilesIt’s time for another Agile game that you coaches, trainers and ScrumMasters out there can use to educate your teams. This is a fast, easy and physically engaging one that illustrates how simple rules and time boxes can create a self-organizing...

Three Keys to Successful Product Ownership

The Product Owner is both one of the most important roles in Scrum and often the most difficult to fill. In this post, I will explore a few aspects of successful product ownership that are often done poorly or not at all. Manage Both the Big Vision and the Small...

Be the Minority: Increase Engagement and Have Fun Doing It

“Seventy-one percent of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ in their work,” according to a recent Gallup poll. This is certainly a dismal message for those interested in an Agile revolution, since the heart of agility is based...