Games and Exercises - Dev/QA Pairing

Photo by ion-bogdan dumitrescu

Photo by ion-bogdan dumitrescu

As part of my project kickoff/agile chartering workshops for teams, I like to include a game or activity to reinforce the agile values and principles.  I was talking to a Scrum Master who was preparing to lead one of these workshops, and we decided that an exercise to encourage pairing between developers and QA would be beneficial for her team.  So I tweeted this:

I was pleasantly surprised by the responses, and I wanted to share the suggestions I received.  

If you have more suggestions or try some of these, I'd love to hear.

Allison Pollard

I help people discover their agile instincts and develop their coaching abilities. As an agile coach with Improving in Dallas, I enjoy mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. In my experience, applying agile methods improves delivery, strengthens relationships, and builds trust between business and IT. A big believer in the power of community-based learning, I grew the DFW Scrum user group significantly over the five years I served as an organizer. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a foodie, and proud glasses wearer.