This is a fast but super powerful game. It can be played in the end of any Agile ceremony or any business meeting/event in general. The goal is to make this world a better place by encouraging participants to commit to an improvement of their choice.

It starts with any activity. It can be a retrospective, a backlog grooming session, or a non-Agile meeting. In our simulation, we will use a volunteer to come up with a trigger. The trigger is a surprise for participants.

Once we come up with a trigger, we will use information radiators for immediate feedback. I will share an effective way of receiving immediate feedback from your audience in a positive and non-intrusive manner. We will be using four information radiators: pace, value, level of detail, and happiness metrics.

Once we identify improvement opportunities, we will do brainstorming on action items and play the Commitment Game. In the Commitment Game, each of the participants will commit to one action item they will own to implement one improvement, and collaborate with their peers who will support them in meeting with commitment.

This game can be used universally and it presents a powerful set of tools for any Agile ceremony and beyond.

 

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

1. Trigger (5 minutes)

2. Information radiators activity (5 minutes)

3. Closing circle (10 minutes)

4. Debrief (10 minutes)

Learning Outcome

In this brief and highly practical workshop, participants will learn two powerful activities related to immediate feedback via live information radiators and the one that enforces commitment and alignment. They can start using these techniques together or independently on a daily basis in their organizations.

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to make the world a better place via Agile and innovation

schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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