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

    An interactive online workshop where you can practice your problem-solving skills and learn how to deal with agile impediments. Join me on April 11, 2023, for the live online workshop Problem Solving with Agile Thinking and Practices.

    April 11, 2023 at Online
  • Workshop Facilitating Effective Retrospectives

    Learn how you can facilitate retrospectives, practice exercises that involve everyone, and gain insight into psychological safety in retrospectives in the online workshop Facilitating Effective Retrospectives on April 12, 2023.

    April 12, 2023 at Online
  • Continuous Improvement in Remote and Distributed Teams

    I'm giving an online workshop to practice continuous improvement in remote and distributed teams on May 31 and June 1 in collaboration with Agile Actors #learning.

    May 31, 2023 - June 1, 2023 at Online
  • Workshop Improving Organizational Agility

    I’m giving my popular workshop Improving Organizational Agility as an in-person course on September 20, 2023, in collaboration with Agile Actors #learning.

    September 20, 2023 at Agile Actors #learning

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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