Great Games for Scrum and Agile Learning

I love using games and interactive activities when I share Scrum and Agile with people. Here’s a list of some of the games I use.

Name games

These games are from Stanley Pollack’s excellent book, Moving Beyond Icebreakers.

  • Name shout, name wave, name race, name and motion, name and secret skill, name and adjective
  • Bag Toss
Class start-up
These ways of collaborating are some of the Core Protocols.
Scrum and Agile fundamentals

Estimating

Retrospectives
Self-organization
  • Line Up
  • 60 Paces
  • Triangles
  • Human Knot
  • Human Sculpture
 Multitasking
  • Alphabet and numbers: How fast can you go at simple tasks? What if you multitask? Round one: in 10 seconds, write the letters, e.g. A B C D. Round two: in 20 seconds, write letters and numbers, e.g. A1 B2 C3 D4. Round three: in 30 seconds, write letters, numbers, and the letters of your name, e.g. A1R B2I C3C D4H. Round four: in 40 seconds, write letters, numbers, the letters of your name, and the letters of the alphabet backward, e.g. A1RZ B2IX C3CY. Michael de la Maza taught me this game. Here’s a timer you can use.
 Batch size

What are you favorite Agile and Scrum learning games?

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