Product Owner Value Game

The Product Owner Value Game is a very simple game designed to be played quickly. The game teaches people to think about refinement and value in a different way. The game is turn-based, and you can compete between multiple teams on delivery of most business value.

The strategy that pays off in the game is the strategy that pays off in the real world in complex product development. The game contains features that decompose into stories through refinements. Each item has its associated business value and the required effort to implement. An element of uncertainty is present in the game.

The number of players doesn’t have a limit, but as in product development, a 2-pizza team is about right.

The game is intended as a teaching tool. Standalone, or actively facilitated, it uncovers good practice.