Project teams make decisions everyday, usually without enough time and not enough data. You suffer today because poor decisions were made a year ago. All your actions and decisions have side effects—and unintended consequences.
But it’s difficult to understand how your actions and decisions play out over the course of months or years. Many developers only deal with a handful of projects over their whole career. With such slow feedback, how can you best learn what works and what doesn’t?
We use a simulation.
Simulating a software development project has many advantages: team members and leaders interact in real time, dealing with real issues, but with immediate feedback on the outcomes—no need to wait months or years for the result.
In the GROWS Method® simulation, you make critical decisions which impact how the team delivers value. Even the smallest decisions impact how the team interacts with customers and leadership, shares information, and deals with difficult interactions. You’ll have the opportunity to explore common development scenarios, including the trade-offs involved in investing in the team itself and delivering the expected value. You’ll gain a greater understanding of the forces involved; the need for investment in team growth, the importance of satisfying both the user and executive communities, and the importance of the real fundamentals of 21st century software development. Please note this is not a process simulation. There are no tickets, no Kanban board.
In our online simulation, you make decisions about which work to accept from the backlog, and make choices when unexpected events arrive. You deliver points based on the roll of a dice. You are scored depending on how many Delivery Points your team delivers. Along the way, you’ll encounter situations and decisions based on real world experiences, and your choices affect your health and outcomes.
As in the real world, your organization’s overall health is composed of several separate factors. In this simulation, your actions and decisions affect overall health in these different areas:
Curious what the game looks like in practice? Watch this video walkthough.
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