Changeban is based on our popular Featureban game, with slightly different mechanics and a Lean Startup-inspired board design. If you've read chapter 5 of the Agendashift book, the board design at least will be familiar!
Changeban uses a scoring formula that rewards not only successful experiments but also those rejected at different stages of the process. Experiments are designed retrospectively:
We believed <hypothesis> but were surprised while <activity> to discover <insight> and rejected this idea Had we tried <x>, we might have discovered this <sooner, more cheaply, &/or more safely>
Participants get to practice this kind of framing for both feature ideas and improvement ideas. In the above, <activity> refers to the stage in the process at which the experiment was rejected; the game encourages rejection to be seen as an active and positive decision.
If you would like to follow developments or test an early version, join the #changeban channel in the Agendashift Slack or drop us a line via the button below and we'll tag you for Changeban-related updates in our mailing list.
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