Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated.
I would like to start the mornings before the conference off with a good cup of coffee and some good rousing discussions.
Outline/structure of the Session
I will do the following and run the meeting democratically:
We will set up a Personal Kanban board on the table that everyone will be able to put post it notes on.
People all get pads of post-it notes and a pen. They then start to add their topics for conversation into the “to discuss” column. These can be whatever people want to discuss or follow a theme. The purpose of this is to encourage as many unique ideas as possible.
When the ideas start reach a certain point or time box, each topic gets a 1 to 2 sentence introduction.
Each participant gets two votes. Eveyrone can vote twice for the same sticky or for two different topics. Everyone gets to put a dot on the sticky they are interested in. We tally the dots at the end.
We will then use a time box period to allow everyone to discuss the items. Once we hit the first toime box everyone votes on whether to keep going.
Once an item is finished we move it to the done column and we bring the next item into the discussion column.
I would like everyone to be able to discuss topics of interest to them and be able to feedback from all levels of experiance at the table. Anyone can take away whatever they want, thats what makes this great!
Agilists, Open Minded Individuals