Kanban Pizza Game at DARE 2013
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In the Kanban Pizza Game, you will experience firsthand the benefits of a Kanban System, by simulating the frantic pace of ordering pizza. While other Kanban Games usually focus only on the flow of an existing Kanban System, the Kanban Pizza Game demonstrates the path from an existing process to a Kanban System and starts right where you are.
Kanban helps you to:
- Put a focus on delivering value quickly and effectively;
- Address problems with queues and bottlenecks;
- Facilitate interactions between people;
- Keep focusing on the system as a whole.
You will learn to use the five basic practices of Kanban (Visualize the workflow, Limit WIP, Manage Flow, Make Process Policies Explicit & Improve Collaboratively) and at the end understand how Kanban and its evolutionary approach to change can be applied to software development.
The game is fun, the activity level stays high and it offers a complex simulation that includes changes in flow, while the difficulty progresses.
I believe that playing is an integral and very effective part of learning, as it opens people's minds and hearts and creates the emotional connections that makes experiences stick. And we have experienced that the right games help people to discover, experience, and greatly accelerate learning.