This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard
A lot of Lego
(Optional) A Digital Camera and Photo printer
Ask the group to come up with:
- a person from history,
- a colour and
- an object.
Construct a title out of these e.g. The story of Napoleon and the yellow pillow
Set the challenge:
- To create a storyboard of this story by building scenes made from Lego.
- There will be 3 sprints of 12 minutes (2m plan, 7m build & 3m review)
- Each sprint must contain a start and end of the story and be in line with the vision (title)
- Each scene must contain some action
If there are multiple teams playing:
- At the end of Sprint one ask each team to think of a location and then gave Team 1’s location to Team 2 and so on. This location must then be incorporated into their story.
- At the end of Sprint two, ask them to think of a leisure activity or a secondary character which will then be given to another team
If only one team is playing, throw in a location or character etc yourself
- How a vision + self-organisation can create a successful product
- Refactoring is necessary (and a good thing)
- Getting something done (vertical slice) each sprint (start and finish)
- Do something simple first then embellish
- How self-organising teams can be very creative
- Teams must be able to accommodate change while maintaining a consistent theme
- Seeing results at the end of the sprint is useful and motivational
- There should be a sense of pride about what they create
- Expand the “definition of done” to include a photograph of each scene
- Incorporate feedback from “stakeholders” (the other teams) into the planning of the next Sprint
Certified Scrum Coach and CST in the UK and really interested in learning through play
2 thoughts on “Once Upon A Time In Legoland”
Hey this is very interesting. I will be applying this exercise on a creativity workshop. Thank you for sharing.
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