Today, Marissa facilitated the Agile Point Game which is a virtual rendition of the Agile Ball Point Game. A template for the game was borrowed from Richard Kasperwoski; the template (with the instructions) can be found here: https://miro.com/miroverse/agile-point-game/
Game play was simple as there were minimal rules and instructions. It consisted of 5 3-minute rounds (1 minute for discussion and 2 minutes for task execution). At the end of the 1 minute discussion, the team estimated how many points they could score for that round.
During the two minutes of task execution, players were to move post-its from the To Do column to the In Progress column and to the Done column. When a post-it was in the In Progress column, players had to add their initials to the post-it. Post-its could be moved to the Done column but only accepted (and count for a point) if all of the initials were on the card.
We encountered a few technical difficulties during game play but we made it through. After 3 rounds, Chuck Nielson took us through the Thiagi Debrief method. (Found here: http://tamarathorpe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Thiagi-Debrief-Method.pdf) In the debrief, we reviewed how the game made us feel, how we could bring it back to our teams, what we would do differently, etc. As usual, it was a fun way to start a Thursday morning!
We hope to see you at the next Meetup!