Agile Point Game: It’s like the Ball Point Game, but it’s 100% online. Are you an Agile trainer, coach, or scrum master? Do you want an easy way to help your students learn the foundations of Agile software development? Then the Agile Point Game is for you. The Agile Point Game is a 100% online version of Boris Gloger’s famous Ball Point Game. By playing this simple game together, your students learn about teamwork, collaboration, iterative work, forecasting, retrospectives, empirical process control, diversity and inclusion, the Tuckman model of team formation, continuous improvement, experimenting, inspect and adapt, Agile principles, psychological safety, and trust. Best of all, they have fun! That means they really learn together. They think of Agile as something fun. They look back at your Agile training class as an enjoyable experience that brought them together as a team. I use the Agile Point Game as the opening activity of every online Agile class I teach, including my courses at Harvard University and in industry. We reference this learning activity throughout the rest of the course: every element of the game is a stepping stone to deeper learning. Enjoy this Agile learning game!
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