Great Teams and Results | Core Protocols | Agile | Open Space Technology
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Member since 3 years
Member since 3 years
Want your team to really learn Agile? Have them teach it back to themselves. Here’s their assignment:
"Design, implement, and deliver courseware that teaches you everything you need to know about Agile."
Guide your team one step at a time through the complete Agile product development lifespan, from team formation all the through product delivery and team retrospective. Your team members leave your session with:
Self-management and self-organization are important themes in Agile software development, but what do they actually look like? We pontificate about worker empowerment, but then we revert to command-and-control: our product owners mandate project scope and deadlines, and our Scrum Masters assign tasks to team members. Why can’t we let teams be self-organized and workers be self-managed?
These activity-based learning activities are kinesthetic learning games. Players learn by playing fun, physical games of movement. These games create a social atmosphere and a full body and mind experience that make it easy and fun to learn. We’ll play five games, including Line Up, 60 Paces, Triangles, Human Knot, and a special surprise game.
In this session, we explore and experience self-management and self-organization via Agile games. You will leave with a deep internalized understanding of self-management and self-organization and an appreciation of how they work better than command-and-control. You’ll be able to share these games with your coworkers.
Agile mechanics are easy, but enduring transformation is hard. Learn the tools and process of Agile and applied cultural anthropology for a successful long-lived transformation that changes your group's microculture.
Imagine quickly organizing 1500 people to work on a massive project together. Imagine creating an art piece that's 100,000 square feet. Imagine doing it in three days and attempting to set a world record.
Chalkville was a massive scale art piece and world record attempt. This is the story of how we used Agile principles and practices to organize and execute our project over six months. Agile helped us form a team of inspired loving volunteers who would do anything for each other in pursuit of our goal. Does your team have that kind of vision and drive? Find out how we did it and what we learned.