13 Teaching kanban through games

This chapter covers:

  • Using games and simulations to teach the principles of kanban
  • Leading discussions that help teams apply these principles in their daily work
  • Using the getKanban simulation as a standalone introduction to kanban

This chapter presents some games we’ve played and used to introduce teams to kanban. We didn’t invent them, so we’ll try to attribute them correctly. Some of the games in the agile community are almost mythical and seem like they’ve been around forever. The true source or creator can be hidden in all the variants and changes made to the game over the years. We’ve gone through our network of colleagues to try to find the sources for the games we introduce—hopefully we’ve tracked down ...

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