Birds, Nerds & Turds
The Agile Retrospective Game
“Serious games deserve serious attention (…) Not only are the games relatively lightweight exercises, but they also use a lighter touch to resolve many debates over product decisions.” Forrester Research 2008
Frequently Asked Questions.
What the FAQ?!
But what is 'Birds, Nerds and Turds' exactly?
It’s a game, a playing card game, a pack made up of 52 cards. Some Birds, some Nerds and some are yes Turds, you got it!
It also includes 4 different ways to play the game and quite a few statements.
It is a physical product, an actual pack of cards!
What does the Bird do?
So Birds, Nerds and Turds are a way to vote on the statements, let's say you turn a statement about how easy is to get things done, then everyone votes with either of the choices, so if many…
…’Turds’ on the table well ‘we clearly have to improve’ then is to discuss what’s the 1 thing the team is ready to try to improve it.
…’Nerds’ that’s good stuff, we should keep doing what we doing about it, even discuss what makes it work so well.
…’Birds’, it’s neither here nor there, so a question for the team then may be: how can it become a ‘Nerd’?.
if mixed feelings, then is a good place to see the reasons of the discrepancies and how to come together as a team to make things better for everyone.
Is it only available via Amazon UK/Europe?
We can arrange one-off shipments if you ping us the details. We can of course then generate an invoice for you. You can do so here, including a request for a print of bespoke cards with your logo.
Brilliant idea to bring life to retrospectives! Good quality cards, great concept, can’t wait to use them!