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XP Game

XP Game is a great vehicle to learn about planning and velocity. It is literally a game in which teams compete to "develop" higher value than the others. No coding skills are required to participate, since the concept of "development" is transposed to more playful tasks.



  • the planning game
  • velocity
  • story estimation
  • short releases
  • making predictable plans
  • how to explain these things in your company

Plus, a bit of team building.

Process & timetable

1 pomodoro to introduce the game 3 pomodoros for three iterations of the game 2 pomodoros analyzing and debating (both mid game and at the end)

Session Format


Intended audience & required experience level

Anyone involved in software projects, ideally even customers. No skills required.

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