Games For Check-in

Games For Energizing

  • Human Rock Paper Scissors
  • Collaborative face drawing
  • Find your pair
  • Back to back
  • Complex pieces
  • Untangle yourselves
  • Punctual Paulo
  • Visual Phone
  • Geographic Location
  • The ballon battle
  • Forming triangles
  • One two ping four pong
  • Zip Zap Zoom

Games For Innovation

  • Me and My Shadow
  • Product Box
  • Prune the Product Tree
  • Speedboat
  • Spider Web
  • Start Your Day
  • Given them a Hot Tub
  • Remember the Future
  • Show & Tell
  • Competitive Target
  • Buy a Feature
  • 20/20 Vision
  • My Worst Nightmare
  • What would Bourne Do?

Games for Futurespective

  • Hero’s Journey
  • Hopes and concerns
  • Success Criteria
  • The Futureospective Prime Directive
  • The Catapult
  • RAID
  • Hot-air-Ballon – Bad Weather
  • Defining Nirvana
  • Letters to the Future
  • Path to Nirvana
  • Pre-mortem activity
  • FLAP activity
  • Plan of action
  • Tweets to the future
  • Risk brainstorming and migration

Games for Retrospective

  • Dixit Sprint Retrospective Game
  • Marginal Gains
  • 360 degrees appreciation
  • Known Issues
  • Following up on action items
  • The CAPT activity – Confident or Apprehensive X people or tech
  • Anchors and Engine
  • Speed Car
  • The peaks and valley timeline
  • WWW activity
  • Dealing with failure
  • Small startfish
  • PMI – Plus, Minus, Interesting
  • 4 Ls: Liked – Learned – Lacked – Longed For
  • KALM – Keep, Add, More, Less
  • Lessons learned quadrants (planning vs success)
  • Repeat – Avoid
  • DAKI – drop, add, keep, improve
  • The story of a story
  • Thumbs up, thumbs down, new ideas and recognition
  • Timeline driven by feelings
  • Token of appreciation
  • Timeline driven by data
  • Startfish

Games for Agile Training

Games For Estimation

  • Doggy Planning
  • White Elephant Sizing
  • Planning Poker

Games for Decision Making

  • Effort and Pain
  • Fishbowl Conversation
  • Tell and cluster
  • Dot voting
  • Likelihood versus impact
  • Most likes and dislikes
  • Plus Minus Voting

Games For Check-Out

  • One word before leaving
  • Note to Self
  • QCon quick feedback on talks
  • Insights and learning
  • Learning Scale
  • The Who-What-When Steps to Action
  • Grade it, please
  • Feedback and ROI

Games for Self-Organization

Games For Broad Set of Goals

  • Cover Story
  • Empathy Map
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Whole Product
  • Impact/Effort Matrix
  • Learning Matrix
  • Bang for the Buck
  • How Now Wow Matrix
  • Plus/Delta Game
  • Pros/Cons Game
  • Actions for Retrospectives
  • Circles and Soup
  • Circles of Influence