Making a ride of PO Challenge Game @ European Commission

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pierre Neis and Oswald De Riemaecker facilitated the agile game Product Owner Challenge" (created by Michael Tarnowski) at the European Commission to show Agile Product Ownership. The participants discovered: (a) the complexity of communication between requirements and operations; and (b) the complexity of Product Owner’s role through role switching (roles switching in the middle of the game).

Agile Games

Reading Time: 2 minutes Agile Games are serious instruments to solve real business issues in management, product development and team building and other important areas. The term "agile" is more about delivering the highest business value as possible faster by focusing on people and continuous improvement. Agile Games are a set of collaborative workshop formats. They are moderation practice tools to facilitate innovation in the business world. Their focus is on teaching, demonstrating, or improving workplace behaviour and organisational effectiveness. They are ideal instruments for participants/players level, to share mutual understanding, and to make lessons stick best.

Stuart Brown: Why Playing is vital?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Why is playing so important? — Because this can make us smarter at any age! But play is anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. Play is essential to develop social skills and adult problem-solving skills. We are designed by nature to flourish through play. In the following TedX video, Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the US National Institute for Play, illustrates why playing is essential.

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POChallenge — Product Owner Challenge Game

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Product Owner Challenge Game is an agile game with Lego bricks. The goal is to illustrate a waterfall-driven product development culture transitioning from Waterfall to Agile the agile mindset: communicate face-to-face clear objectives, requirements, and product vision — a real challenge for a product development department.