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A few days back we spoke to Laurence Wood about his new game 'Richer Retrospectives' and asked him a few questions. Here is what he said: Agile Stationery: How do you feel about the state of retrospectives in the industry? Laurence Wood: I find most people get bored after a few months and then pay lip service to what I think is a fundamental continuous improvement tool. Teams happily talk about impediments outside their control but less often explore how THEY can improve as individuals and as teams. Even the best teams should want to improve. Agile Stationery: Your game invite teams...

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We took one of our best selling card games to play at Leeds Digital Festival - an open platform technology event billed as the largest digital festival in the North. The game was Elevation of Privilege - a card deck of cyber security anti-patterns which supports players as they attempt to find validated security flaws in a system. Helping us were Gwen Diagram of Monzo, an international speaker and testing leader, and her colleague security expert Paul Pinder of Sky. Gwen was an excellent facilitator and Paul a passionate, and knowledgeable teacher. We'd like to thank Gwen for the key...

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Agile Games Workshop, Cynefin -

We were delighted to welcome an audience of agile practitioners to the offices of PwC to learn about the Cynefin framework and the A&E Game developed by Dean Latchana.Before starting we divided into groups. Dean presented his game in a thoughtful and entertaining way and was an excellent speaker. Noting that his audience on the night were rather fresh to Cynefin, he presented just one facet of the knowledge from the framework - the level of agreement between decision makers and the certainty of facts present in the situation.We were provided with a set of cards which explained a set...

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The Elevation of Privilege (EOP) game is designed to help you easily and quickly find threats to software or computer systems. Until now, considering a system from an attackers’ perspective was hard to wrap your head around. The game helps you identify attacks within a six category framework and is intended to be picked up and used by any development group. Agile Stationery are very pleased to be hosting a session on EOP at the Leeds Digital Festival on 25th April where we will play the game, and see how it works in practice. Gwen Diagram will share tips and...

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No, we’re not talking about Brexit, we’re talking about collaborative and open plan workspaces that encourage you to move around the workspace and work where and when you like. We are all familiar with these workspaces today. They are great at encouraging innovation, attracting talent and are just fun places to work. They create a buzz, empower employees and there are many anecdotes and surveys that confirm the attraction and benefits of a great workspace over a “dull” more traditional one. The talent always heads to the cool, agile and collaborative workspace. The core of a collaborative open-plan workspace is...

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