Agile Contracting Games Revisited

Experience What It Takes to Build a Cooperative Environment

by Remi-Armand Collaris & Wing Yu Chong

Short:

In this workshop we play card games to investigate the topic of Agile contracts. How we can improve the performance of Agile teams looking at the organization around them and the contracts for the projects they work on. For this we will compare rules of play for games with contracts.

If things go wrong: no matter what they tell you, it is a people problem. This means that contracts don't solve problems but they have influence. Using three card games we create awareness of this infuence and we offer a platform to discuss how contracts can stimulate an Agile way of working.

Take these games to your team/managers/organization to let them experience what you already feel to be true. Agile works!

Goal of the session: At the end of this session the participants have experienced some bad and good practices and take home a game to help them share these experiences with colleagues and management.
Intended audience: Agile ambassadors that are looking for tools and inspiration. (see Personas)
Experience level: Some experience in Agile contracting is welcomed.
Session Type: Games
Topic: Customer and Planning
Duration: 90 min
Max participants: 30
Laptops required: No


Detailed Description

In this workshop we play card games to investigate the topic of Agile contracts. How we can improve the performance of Agile teams looking at the organization around them and the contracts for the projects they work on. For this we will compare rules of play for games with contracts.

If things go wrong: no matter what they tell you, it is a people problem. This means that contracts don't solve problems but they have influence. Using three card games we show that it is good to agree upon objectives and a way of working and to have a common understanding of the contract agreements. We also experience what happens when not all stakeholders have the same interests (which is always the case). Furthermore we offer a platform to discuss how contracts can stimulate an Agile way of working.

Experiencing something has a much higher chance of changing behavior than reading about it or being told about it. So take the games to your team/managers/organization to let them experience what you already feel to be true. Agile works!

Created: 15/07/12 01:24 -- Modified: 27/10/12 17:49
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