The Beer Game: A Game in System Dynamics

july, 2021

14jul6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Beer Game: A Game in System Dynamics6:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my timeOnline event Event Organized By: Washington DC Scrum User Group

Event Details

The Lean and Agile movements in software development were no doubt influenced by lean manufacturing.

One of the biggest contributions of lean manufacturing was JIT (just in time) inventory management and the ability to see the whole system.

These concepts are still of great importance in the less visible world of software development, if not more so.

Join Ehab El-Badry and the NYC Lean/Kanban user group for a (hopefully!) fun evening to play a game that really helps depict these concepts. This is a highly engaging, hands-on session that will help you grasp the power of understanding systems and help you illustrate it to others.

You don’t want to sit this one out!

About the game:

The Beer Game was developed in MIT to introduce students, managers and executives to concepts of System Dynamics. The purpose of the game is to illustrate the key principle that structure produces behavior. Players experience the pressures of playing a role in a complex system and can see long range effects during the course of the game. Each player participates as a member of a team that must meet its customers’ demands. The object of the game is to minimize the total cost for your team.

This DCSUG event is free thanks to our sponsors Kaizenko and Excella.

Kaizenko ( has some upcoming training that may be of interest to you. Check out the schedule here ( Contact us for special DCSUG discount codes (

Excella ( is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities page (


Checkout videos and slides of past presentations at

Also, we typically meet monthly. So if you can’t make it this month, hopefully we’ll see you at the next meetup.


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