Go and see bingo

A few Agile Coaches and me at a customer discussed that some managers rarely had the time to spend time with their teams. To remedy this we gamified visiting stand-ups. We called it “go and see bingo”. We starting by creating a map where you can see the location and times of all teams stand-ups. Then we added a bingo-field where the teams are listed from left to right and the managers from top to bottom. Each team was then given a set of stickers that they awarded managers who visited their stand-up. This sticker was then put on the bingo-field in the corresponding box. The first manager to fill their row won eternal fame and glory.

This initiative was well received by the managers and we could immediately see a shift in behavior from their part. The challenge will now be to make the behavior stick and not just be about the competition.