Innovation Games are a set of techniques created by Luke Hohmann. They are excellent tools to have in your facilitation toolbox. You can use them for many project activities and to create project artefacts too. Over the next few weeks, I'll be publishing a series of posts about how I have used and adapted some of these techniques with projects and teams. First up is 20/20 Vision.
You know when you visit the opticians to get glasses fitted or your eyes checked? They ask, “Which lens do you prefer? 1 or 2?” This is the essence of 20/20 Vision.
You can use this approach to prioritise anything from Product Backlog Items to Project Goals to Retrospective Actions. It's a great technique to come up with prioritised list in a short period of time. It also facilitates discussions which lead to a deeper understanding of motivations and goals. I've used it with everything from prioritising PBIs to choosing which holiday snaps to print. It's a powerful tool.
There are more Innovation Games out there – which do you use? How do you use them? What hacks have you made to the original games, and how did that work for you?