Stuck? Break through silos with Magic Maze

Have you or your team gotten stuck working in silos? Collaborative programming (pairing,mobbing, and swarming) offers a solution, but how do you share practical skills and benefits of good collaboration in a short time frame? Look no further. We'll overcome dependencies and barriers to communication with a team-based, time boxed, collaborative tabletop game- Magic Maze.

This session presents a fun way to learn or teach the key skills for successful collaboration without diving into a real technical story. Play the game and take home a facilitation guide to use the game for your own teams.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Key questions:

  • What is the obvious challenge to this game?
  • How did it feel when the red pawn was placed in front of you (did you find yourself or others tapping or slamming it down)?

  • When we started we oriented all actions to align with the base 1a tile, what would it have been like if there were no North indicator?

  • Which portion of the game went easier? Finding the initial goal, or achieving the final goal?

  • How many of the team felt they had a chance to 'lead' during the game?

Detailed facilitation guide:

Timing:

  • Introduction (approx.. 5 minutes)
  • Play the Game (approx.. 15 minutes for 1 round)
  • Debrief (10-25 minutes)

Learning Outcome

Team members should be able to identify key practices that help when collaborating (pairing, mobbing, or swarming).

Target Audience

Anyone that cares about collaborative work

schedule Submitted 7 months ago

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  • George Dinwiddie
    By George Dinwiddie  ~  7 months ago
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    The abstract of this seems to be written for people who want to play a game, not for people who want insight into some problem they have.


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