Submitted by: Emilia Breton
Focus: Mindset, Practices,
Number of Players:
5-10 per group
Average Game Time:
Materials: Pen and Index cards
One person is the Developer
Everyone else is a Customer
Goal: Developer writes the first name of each customer’s father on an index card (one card per name)
Customer: Track the time it takes for the Dev to deliver your card – we will have a stopwatch running
Developer: Don’t keep your customers waiting:
Ask each customer a letter at a time, write that letter down on their card
Track the total time it takes to deliver ALL cards
Same as before, EXCEPT:
First rotate developers: new dev for each group from another team if you have multiple teams
Developers: Limit WIP (Work in Progress)
Limit is 1 customer at a time
Do not start another customer until you finish the one you are working on
Use your favorite technique to debrief.
I often include looking at which of the wastes they notice.
Instead of using a pen and index cards use a virtual whiteboard (or multiples if you have multiple teams). It works best to have the developer use a drawing pen instead of typing into a text box.