Released: The Agile Impediment Board Game

The Impediment Board Game can be used by teams to learn how to collaboratively recognize and deal with impediments and improve their impediment handling skills. The game can be downloaded in my webshop.

The Impediment Board Game consists of:

  • Game board
  • Actions board
  • Impediment Cards
  • Change Cards

I’ve played this game at the XP Days Benelux 2018 and the Lean and Agile ME Summit 2019. If you want to get a taste of the game, please come to my mini-workshop at ACE! 2019 where I will play the game with teams.

The Impediment Board Game includes the Impediment Cards, a deck of 79 cards with statements that I hear from people working in or with agile teams. The statements on these cards are signals of potential problems; impediments as agile calls them. Consider them to be a kind of problem-discussion-and-solving cards, an agile coaching tool for increasing agility of teams. The Impediment Cards are also sold separately.

Both the game and the coaching cards are available in PDF format. Buy the product in my webshop, download it, and start playing!

Improving Impediment Handling Skills

Playing the Impediment Board Game enables teams to reflect on how they deal with impediments and agree what they would like to do differently to become more effective. One possibility is to play this game in agile retrospectives when teams want to become better in handling impediments.

Agile coaches use the Impediment Board Game in agile transformations to coach teams and help them to become self-organized and empowered to solve any impediments that they might face on their agile journey.

In my workshops, I use many exercises, games, and real-life cases. With the Impediment Coaching Cards and the Impediment Board I train people in dealing with impediments. If you want to join one of my workshops, here’s a list of upcoming workshops:

  • Workshop Problem Solving with Agile Thinking and Practices

    Find out how you can handle impediments effectively and faster and practice your problem-solving skills in my workshop Problem Solving with Agile Thinking and Practices on November 9, 2020.

    November 9, 2020 at Online
  • Agile Testing Days 2020

    I'm returning to Agile Testing Days to do the mini-workshop Share and Learn with the Agile Testing Coaching Cards. I'm also doing a full-day workshop Problem Solving with Agile Thinking and Practices on November 9.

    November 10, 2020 - November 12, 2020 at Dorint Sanssouci Berlin/Potsdam
  • Continuous Improvement in Remote and Distributed Teams – Virtual Course

    Join my workshop Continuous Improvement in Remote and Distributed Teams as an online virtual course on November 19 and 20, 2020, in collaboration with Agile Actors #learning.

    November 19, 2020 - November 20, 2020 at Online
  • Agile Workshop: Improving Organizational Agility at DevOpsCon Munich 2020

    I'm returning to DevOpsCon to give my successful workshop Improving Organizational Agility. Join me on November 30, 2020, in Munich, to learn to apply agile throughout your organization to develop the right products, deliver faster with better quality, and improve organizational agility.

    November 30, 2020 - December 1, 2020 at Hilton Hotel Munich Park
  • Agile Workshop Valuable Retrospectives for Teams at DevOpsCon Singapore (postponed to 2021) [Sold Out]

    Learn new exercises for your agile retrospectives, find out how to create a safe environment, and improve your facilitation skills in the workshop Valuable Agile Retrospectives for Teams at DevOpsCon Singapore, March 25, 2020!

    September 1, 2021 at Suntec Singapore

Contact me if you want me to come over to your city/country to give a workshop or need a quote for an in-house workshop or awareness session.

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