Business Value Game

How do you prioritize your features and stories?

Agile teams want to deliver maximum business value. That’s easy if the Onsite Customer assigns business value to each story. But how does the Customer do that? How can you estimate business value?

How do you decide between stories? How do you decide between projects? How do you decide between clients?

This game gives you some simple business value estimation techniques that are “good enough” for everyday use.

Teams of ‘businesspeople’ have to make plans for their development team. The goal of the game is to earn as much money as possible. This game is a complement to the XP Game: how do these ‘business value points” on the XP Game story cards get chosen?

We provide the clients and their wishes. We suggest the techniques to estimate business value.

The rest is up to you.

Want to play the game?

NEW: version 2.0

Changes from previous version:

  • More Requests
  • Clarified score sheet
  • More process improvement options
  • Pictures for accountant and development team

Thank you to:

Version 1.1

Download the game instructions and materials (approx 3.5 Mb)

Creative Commons License The Business Value Game by Vera Peeters and Pascal Van Cauwenberghe is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Belgium License.

Client pictures made with “South Park Studio” by Janina Köppel