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.


5 Comments on “Introducing: The NoEstimates Game”

  1. […] via Introducing: The NoEstimates Game — Matt Philip’s blog […]

  2. […] 9 июня, в офисе компании МТС прошла очередная мини-конференция AgileKitchen. Организаторы решили разбить весь день на две части. Сначала игры и симуляции, а потом доклады. Мы решили не упускать возможность и обкатать игру #NoEstimates. […]

  3. elannema says:

    Hello Matt,
    thank you for this material, I am going to try to play it soon in France and will give you feedback.


  4. Jasa Seo says:

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