arSensa's Agile training includes a simulation, giving partipants
the opportunity to practice each of the parts of a sprint. During
the simulation the class creates a model of an amusement park or
Participants are divided into groups, with each team creating a product
vision. The class dot-votes to select a single vision that all of the
teams work together to build. The simulation includes multiple rounds
of requirements elicitation, sizing, User Story writing, and execution.
Construction paper or Lego is used to create the models.
After each sprint, new feautres are demoed and then the teams perform a
retrospective, analyzing how to improve in the next round. The
simulation helps participants better understand the cycles involved in
One of arSensa's instructors did team teaching for a
CSM course with Dave Sharrock at
Agile 42. This
version of the course uses Lego and the chosen vision was
transportation rather than a city.
This was from a small class where all three groups came up with similar visions around recycling and sustainability so their visions were merged.