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:

  • Agile Management Congress 2019

    I'm returning to the Agile Management Congress in Prague on Nov 25 to do a mini-workshop on Dealing with Impediments and a full-day workshop Improving Organizational Agility.

    November 25, 2019 at Prague
  • Workshop Improving Organizational Agility at Agile Management Congress 2019

    I'm giving my Workshop Improving Organizational Agility at the Agile Management Congress on November 26 in Prague, Czech Republic.

    November 26, 2019 at Aguarra Training Center Kladno
  • DevOpsCon Munich 2019

    I'm returning to DevOpsCon to talk about Organizational Agility: Taking Retrospectives to the Next Level and do a mini-workshop on Impediments in Munich on December 3-4, 2019.

    December 2, 2019 - December 4, 2019 at Hilton Hotel Munich Park
  • Workshop Delivering Value with Agile in Serbia (on request)

    Delivering Value with Agile Training is a two-day training where you will learn how to apply agile throughout the organization to improve organizational agility.

    January 1, 2020 at Puzzle Software
  • Agile Workshop Valuable Retrospectives for Teams at DevOpsCon Singapore

    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!

    March 25, 2020 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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