Once upon a time, in a cozy little home, there lived a family with two energetic kids named Emma and Liam.
One sunny afternoon, we gathered around the table, excited to play a game called “Build the Enchanted Castle.”
As we started building, we quickly realized that our game lacked structure and sometimes ended up in chaos.
Emma and Liam were getting a bit frustrated because they wanted to build the best castle possible, but things weren’t going as planned.
That’s when I had an idea!
I gathered Emma and Liam close and said:
“What if we try something different to make our castle-building game even more exciting and organized?”
They looked at me with curious eyes, eager to hear my suggestion.
I began to tell them a story about a magical land where a group of young adventurers built incredible things together.
In this land, they followed special rules that helped them work as a team and create amazing wonders.
The rules were called Scrum, and I suggested we give it a try in our own game.
I explained to Emma and Liam that Scrum had three important roles, just like in our game:
- the Leader,
- the Team, and
- the Helper.
We could take turns being the Leader, who would guide our castle-building adventure.
The Team would be all of us working together, each with our unique skills, to create a magnificent castle.
And the Helper would support the Team by bringing more materials, finding inspiration, or helping solve any challenges that came our way.
Their eyes sparkled with excitement as they imagined taking on these roles and building the most enchanting castle ever.
I continued the story, telling them about the steps in Scrum.
We would start by planning our castle together, discussing what we wanted to build and how we could do it.
Then, during the building time, we would each have specific tasks, like constructing walls or adding magical turrets.
We would have a daily check-in, where we’d share what we accomplished and if we needed any help.
Once our castle was complete, we would invite our family and friends for a grand show-and-tell, where they could admire our creation and offer their feedback.
Lastly, we would gather to reflect on our experience, discussing what went well and how we could improve our castle-building skills for future adventures.
Emma and Liam couldn’t contain their excitement.
They were eager to dive into this magical world of Scrum and transform their castle-building game.
We started implementing the Scrum rules, and what happened next was extraordinary.
The game became even more enjoyable, organized, and filled with teamwork.
Emma and Liam discovered the joy of planning, collaborating, and continuously improving together.
As we finished the game, their smiles were wider than ever.
They realized that Scrum wasn’t just a set of rules for playing a game but a way to approach many aspects of life, where working together, being organized, and having fun could lead to fantastic results.
And from that day forward, every game we played and every project we embarked on, we remembered the magical land of Scrum and the lessons we learned in building the Enchanted Castle.
So, that’s how our little game with Emma and Liam turned into an imaginative adventure with the Scrum framework.
And who knows, maybe you and your friends can try it too and embark on your own incredible journeys!
Ready to create your own story-tale with Scrum?
Take the first step by trying our free Scrum course!
Simply drop me an email: agileandscrummasterclass (at) gmail.com, and I’ll send you the credentials right away.