The Playing Lean 


As Agile Coach I have to look for the best way of training that for me is playing games. When you play a game such as Playing Lean you will get all the concepts of Lean Startup in a funny way.

Javier Urrutia (Founder/CEO – coreDevX Email: javier.urrutia [at] coredevx [dot] com ) showed me the game and I was astonished for the way that the authors have built it.

What is the goal of the game?

The goal is to make learning about the lean startup because of that the players should be typically new to Lean Startup.

“In Playing Lean, you lead a team that tries to get from an idea to a winning product. The transition from dealing with visionary individuals to capturing large chunks of thousands of customers will be difficult. The choices you make will be hard ones: should you go with your gut and build what you think the market needs, or should you spend your sparse resources on experiments?







Playing Lean simulates the experience of launching a successful product into a board game that can be played in 90 minutes. Along the way, players will learn the core concepts and vocabulary of the Lean Startup. And they will remember it because they have experienced it.

This game was funded on Kickstarter in June 2015.”

Extracted from the website of Playing Lean.

The Authors

Simen Fure Jørgensen is the co-founder of Iterate, a company in Oslo, Norway with 50 agile and lean consultants. Tore Rasmussen is an experienced innovator, currently busy giving Playing Lean workshops. Holger Nils Pohl, the game’s illustrator, is known for his unique style. Ash Maurya, special Lean Startup advisor for the team, is the author of the best-selling Running Lean book.

If you want to dig more deeply go ahead and visit or if you are in Europe you will be able to assist to one of “Playing Lean Facilitator Training” such as

Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero

I am all about helping companies to adopt agile as methodology in Chile. Why? I believe many organizations think that agile is not for Chilean companies because of Chilean culture is totally different from i.e. USA culture but I worked with Chilean professionals who after using agile realized it is feasible to implement it. Agile works in small and large projects and there are many evidences which demonstrate this.

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