Resources: Changeban

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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Changeban by Mike Burrows of Positive Incline Ltd is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit

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Agendashift™ is brought to you by Positive Incline Ltd, UK-based specialists in Lean-Agile transformation. Founder Mike Burrows pioneered the values model for the Kanban Method that led to his definitive book, Kanban from the Inside. His new book Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation was published in April 2018.

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