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Delegation Poker is a Management 3.0 workout practice that differentiates delegation on seven levels. This works fine for two interested parties: the manager and the team.

But how can it be made to work for three or more parties? For example, Scrum has three main roles: Product Owner, Scrum Master and development team. More if you also count the project sponsor and/or the end-user.

For reference, the seven levels of delegation according to M3.0 are:

  1. Tell: You as the manager make the decision.
  2. Sell: You make the decision but you try to persuade others to buy into it.
  3. Consult: You get input from team before still making decision.
  4. Agree: You make a decision together as a team.
  5. Advise: Your team makes the decision, but you try to influence it.
  6. Inquire: Your team makes the decision and then tells you about it.
  7. Delegate: You offer no influence and let team work it out.
  • hmm i think this kind of game misses the point of scrum – Ewan Jun 2 '15 at 9:55
  • It's not a game, really. The name "Poker" misses the mark, I think. Then again, "Planning Poker" isn't a game either. – zoagli Jun 2 '15 at 12:42
  • You're probably going to have better luck contacting Jurgen direct. He's pretty good about responding to inquiries. – Joel Bancroft-Connors Jun 2 '15 at 15:40
  • Check this blog post, where one writes about his experiences incl. introducing more roles: ontheagilepath.net/2013/09/… – Tob Jun 4 '15 at 10:51
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    @Tobias The blog post is an excellent suggestion. It actually gives a brilliant solution for a decision_chain_, thus breaking it down to sets of two parties again. For more than two parties, I think I'll dare take Joel advice and contact Jurgen Appelo. – zoagli Jun 5 '15 at 11:45
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Just for completeness. This seems to be a helpful answer:

Check this blog post, where one writes about his experiences incl. introducing more roles: http://www.ontheagilepath.net/2013/09/delegation-poker-and-delegation-board.html?m=1

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