After several iterations (including runs at multiple workshops just this month) I’m delighted to announce that our Lean Startup-flavoured Kanban simulation game Changeban has reached version 1.0. As with its older sibling Featureban, it is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
In recent weeks we have:
- Removed all mention of coins (the source of variation in Changeban’s older sibling, Featureban), coming down firmly on the side of using playing cards.
- Clarified instructions, with fewer slides and fewer words
- Amplified certain concepts, most notably rejection (the positive, celebration-worthy decision to deem an experiment as failed), pull, and double-loop learning
I created Featureban in 2014 and it has been very good to me. In that time it has seen multiple adaptations and translations (thank you!) and has been used the world over. This year, I’ve played Changeban enough times to know that it’s a worthy successor, and it’s my preferred choice unless I have a particular need for Featureban’s metrics coverage (enough justification to use both with some clients, on separate visits). Changeban doesn’t just teach mechanics, it teaches a learning process, and because it feels less tied to a development process it removes a potential obstacle for some non-techies. In short: if you like Featureban, I think you’ll love Changeban.
Attendees of my 2-day Advanced Agendashift workshop in Gurugram (below) will definitely get to play it, and attendees of 1-day Core workshops (Julia’s in Munich or mine in Mumbai) might also. In Core workshops it would be at the expense of other things, but that’s a trade that participants are often happy to make.
Want to know more? Head over to the Changeban page – it’s all there!
Registered users will be emailed download instructions in the next few hours. Agendashift partners will find it under the Commons folder in the partner Dropbox.
Upcoming public Agendashift workshops (Germany, India * 2):
- 03 December, Munich, Germany, Julia Wester (Core, 1 day):
Core Agendashift: Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change
- 16-17 Jan 2019, Gurugram, Mike Burrows (Advanced, 2 days):
Coaching and Leading Continuous Transformation with Agendashift
- 20 Jan 2019, Mumbai, Mike Burrows (Core, 1 day):
Facilitating Outcome-Oriented Change with Agendashift
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