Meetup: Hands-on Agile #10: A Game without Thrones — A Team Self-Organization Simulation w/ LEGO®
A Game without Thrones — A Team Self-Organization Simulation with Lego®
A ‘Game without Thrones’ is a playful, intense, hands-on simulation of self-organization using Lego®. Moreover, it’s a Game without Thrones because of self-organization rules.
We use Lego® to learn how agile organizations work, with no command and control, but instead chapter meetings, tribal treaties, small councils, and leadership as a service. The game aligns autonomous teams into self-managing streams and the wit and wisdom of Wildlings.
You don’t need to have read or watched any “Game of Thrones” related material, we just use castles and dragons as a metaphor for real-life organizational activities and challenges.
But who builds? Everyone builds. These roles are analytic perspectives, not hierarchical positions. Everyone loves to work with the Lego so it isn’t fair to shut anyone out of it.
Sign-up at our Hands-on Agile meetup page for three hours of intense collaboration and fun.
Learn more about the game from its creator, Peter Merel:
The Origin of the Game without Thrones Game
A Game without Thrones is a key training game in XSCALE Alliance’s eXponential Business Agility (XBAP) practitioner course. (The XSCALE Alliance is an agile open source framework.)
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