Delegation Poker

Delegation Poker

When we talk about delegation then it says that either I do it or you do it. But in delegation poker there are seven levels of the game. In all these levels, we identify that who is responsible for what and what is the level of that person. Employee engagement is encouraged in this method through clarified value, controlled self-organization and decision making.

How to play

There are some common rules of playing this game but each team play the game differently, all you have to do is to follow the common rules and then play the game on your conditions. It is about how your team is looking at the self-organization and delegation.

You will have to start by the situations and pre-defined case on what you want to establish who has what influence and create a delegation policy. You have the agile development team or authority that is hiring the new members.

If you have a pre-defined case then here are the steps to play the game:

  1. One of all the people, will read the situation to all of them or he can create his own story.
  2. The cards are then chosen privately by the team members, the selection of the cards will represent that how they delegate that situation.
  3. When all the players have selected their card, they will then reveal them.
  4. They will explain their reason for the selection of that card, points will be granted accordingly.
  5. A delegation board needs to be created so that the results can be recorded there.
  6. There must be a person who has the 7 number then if he is alone then no points will be awarded, but if more than one person is having the 7 number then each of them will be awarded with 7 points.

This is mostly used in agile management 3.0 training but people these days use them to train their management teams as well, because it is handy to use; the delegation style and different approaches can be known by using this.

It is a game about team collaboration that how will they collaborate with each other afterwards.

— Slimane Zouggari