Agile Bullshit cards
You probably have heard quotes like these before:
"That won't work here, we're different"
"We stopped doing retrospectives"
"We cannot finish stories in a sprint, so we switched to kanban"
"We cannot split that story, or it loses its value"
"Everything is a Must"
How did you feel as an agile coach or Scrum master, when someone told you such a sentence? Frustrated? Well, that's exactly what inspired us, Michele d'Urzo, Noel Warnell and me, when we made the Agile Bullshit card deck: turn frustration into fun, laugh with it and open the door for discussion.
What exactly is this deck?
This is a deck, size of bridge cards, containing 56 cards. Each card contains a confronting statement and a matching image. We considered each statement as "bullshit". Even though this may sound harsh, the aim is exactly to trigger discussion about the statement:
Why is this bullshit?
Where does the statement come from?
And what to do differently?
How to use this deck?
There are several ways how you can use this card deck. There may be a lot more than we initially had in mind. Use your creativity (and let us know). I made a separate page to collect examples of possible use of these cards. If you have successfully tried out a way to use these cards, please let me know and I can share it on that page (if you allow me to).