Introducing: The NoEstimates Game

I’ve been play-testing a new simulation game that I developed, which I’m calling the NoEstimates Game. Thanks to my friends and colleagues at Universal Music Group, Asynchrony and the Lean-Kanban community (Kanban Leadership Retreat, FTW!), I’ve gotten it to a state in which I feel comfortable releasing it for others to play and hopefully improve.

The objective is to learn through experimentation what and how much different factors influence delivery time.

[Jan. 3, 2017 update: Game materials are now available on GitHub]


Download these materials in order to play:


If you’d like to modify the original game elements, here they are:

I’m releasing it under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, so please feel free to share and modify it, and if possible, let me know how I can improve it.

11 thoughts on “Introducing: The NoEstimates Game

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