XP Game Players LinkedIn group

Doing planning & estimation is never easy. When I started doing agile, doing agile planning & estimation looked even harder.
That was until I played the XPGame.
Vera Peeters & Pascal Van Cauwenberghe created the XP game years ago (the first use of the game I know was in 2001, but I know it was already played before…)

For me the game is the best way to learn about agile planning and estimation. The XP Game was played all around the world

There is a chapter about the XP game in the purple XP book. (Extreme Programming perspectives)

The XP Game is also part of PairCoaching.net’s Agile kick start course, where I play this together with Vera.
I like it so much, that today it is part of my standard coaching package.

You can download the xp game for free. I would advise to have one coach per team, and that coach should have played the game before.

Because I know a lot of people have played the game on their own, it is kind of hard to see the impact of the XPGame on the agile community.

That is why I created a XPGame player LinkedIn Group.

If you have played the game feel free to add yourself to the group using this link:


I am Yves Hanoulle, your virtual Project Coach and you can reach me @ Yves at my agile training company .net



Improve your sex life using the perfection game…

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Win een huiskamer concert van THOU

Thou heeft het 4de gedeelte van hun ‘This is not a record’ serie op ITunes gezet. Hoewel ze alle vier als ep werden gereleased kan je ze nu ook samen als CD kopen. Om dit te vieren geven ze een exclusief living concert weg via hun MySpace.

Als u Thou nog niet kent, kan u hier luisteren naar Thou’s backcatalog.

XP Days Benelux 2008 – Call for sessions

The call for sessions for this year’s XP Days Benelux is out.

For the fifth year in a row you have the option to participate in XPDays. My father and I have already 2 sessions in mind we want to present. Based on the feedback we got in Paris, we will make sure our sessions scales.

The name XP days might give a bad idea, xp days is not just about XP. If you do anything AGILE, these days are for you.

That could be SCRUM, LEAN, XP, or anything else…

25 may 1996


With this “romantic” movie 12 year ago our relation started. At about 23:05. Where? Room X in Decascoop Gent.

Stick Where and when started your (current or last ) relation ?
Voor: Smetty, Ine, Lien

Octo Office has a nice terras…

Last Thursday I gave two sessions at Octo

Octo has a great office at the Champs Elysées. The inside is already fantastic, but the outside is even better:


Who would not want a terras like this one?

I am Yves Hanoulle, your virtual Project Coach and you can reach me @ Yves at my agile training company .net

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Timebox your team with an hourglass…

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