Team Alignment with Lego® SeriousPlay™
As individuals we often struggle to move from working together simply as a collection of people to acting as a cohesive team. Establishing shared understanding of the problem we are trying to solve and the capabilities we bring to the task can be difficult. At the heart of the challenge is making our thoughts tangible and meaningful to others.
Using Lego® SeriousPlay™ materials and methods to surface and express what is inside ourselves is a powerful technique for energizing teams. Based on cognitive neuroscience and learning theory these techniques have been proven to be effective in a broad range of contexts and group sizes. Deliberate play is a key component to social interaction and creative problem solving in groups.
And it's fun!
Spice Up Your Agile EverythingMatt Badgley
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Have your retrospectives turned into nap time?Do you stand ups make you feel like you are living the movie Groundhog Day?Would it be more pleasant to have bamboo shoots stuck under your fingernails than go to sprint planning?Are there story cards on the board that are actually collecting dust?Can you measure your technical debt trillions?We are going to look at the challenges of keeping everyone engaged, and how the concepts of games can help us facilitate work, how gamification can help engage, and how other concepts around games can help us turn the — "not this again," into something we may enjoy. During the session, we talk about the different types of games, the basic criteria and good practices to create your own games or adapt other great games, and then we’ll work together to create our own games based on specific situations.From the session, you'll learn what games other people in the workshop use, see how games can not only help facilitate but more importantly help us get work done, and as a bonus, you’ll walk away with a handout with resources to existing games as well as the steps to create your own games and or look to use gamification.