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Friday, May 6 • 1:00pm - 2:40pm
FireDice - Learning why WIP (Work-In-Progress) limits really matter

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The practice of establishing & working within Work-In-Progress (WIP) limits helps agile teams make predictable progress towards their goals. Proper WIP limits promote flow & enable self-managing teams to best decide where to focus their efforts. While the concept of WIP limits is easy to understand, many newer teams can struggle to establish & work within them - new teams also may not realize the risks of not respecting WIP limits until it is too late. In this workshop, participants will experience “gamified learning” on how WIP limits can improve team activities by encourage work in progress to be completed before beginning new work - the intent of this practice to maximize the value delivered. “Fire Dice” was created as an agile learning game designed to provide new teams a safe environment to learn how to establish & work within WIP limits - “Fire Dice” come into play whereby teams can choose to exceed their WIP limit (using special Dice); however, this comes at a cost, hence players must assess the pros/cons of using Fire Dice. The workshop and game will also provide participants an opportunity to practice making effective team decisions on how to prioritize and manage their work seeking to maximize the value they deliver. In this workshop, participants will have FUN by playing “Fire Dice” to experiment with establishing proper WIP limits to improve flow within agile development activities. All attendees will receive a FireDice facilitation guide so they will be able to share / facilitate the game after attending the session.

Speakers
JT

Jason Tice

Vice President of Business Innovation, World Wide Technology


Friday May 6, 2016 1:00pm - 2:40pm
Conference Room C Eagle Crest Conference Center & Resort