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  • This Sprint Future-O-Spective with Santa Claus!

    Posted by on December 22nd, 2015 at 7:27 pm
    Here’s the festive season again and Santa Claus is coming to town. We need to take care of the balloons during the party so they shouldn't look awful (deflated). What may be the impediments which need to be taken care? During freezing weather, balloons shrink up terribly Balloons should be retained for longer period of time Safeguard balloons from our pet parrot with curved beak which is keen of pricking balloons Our futuristic actions- We shall use good quality latex balloons ...
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  • Telestrations for Teams

    Posted by on May 11th, 2015 at 6:56 pm
    Timing: Really depends on the group size, but I'd allow at least 2 hours for a group of 10 to play three rounds.   Materials: The board game Telestrations. There are two versions of this game, an eight player version and a 12 player party-pack version for larger groups. It's available online (Amazon, etc), or from most decent shops which sell board games.   Instructions: This is a fantastic board game on it...
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  • Upside Downside

    Posted by on October 23rd, 2012 at 10:16 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard Timing: 30-45 minutes (depending upon the complexity, emotion or controversy around the topic) Materials: None Instructions: This is typically used in retrospectives but could be used by teams to critique or evaluate potential options at any time. Split the group into two even-sized sub-groups One of the sub-groups has the task of making the case for either: (i) why the option i...
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  • The Sprint Mural

    Posted by on October 23rd, 2012 at 10:11 am
    This exercise was co-created as part of a collaboration day between myself and Paul Goddard although we have a sense that something like this has been done before we couldn't recall who or where... Timing: 30 minutes Materials: Large whiteboard or roll of white paper Appropriate drawing, colouring or painting materials Instructions: Ask the team to draw/paint their interpretation of the Sprint. This is usually done on a large whiteboard/sheet of paper. It is also usually ...
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  • Values-Driven Retrospective

    Posted by on December 29th, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="238" caption="Value Gauges"][/caption] Objectives To continuously improve your team and your work through value-driven Retrospectives to ensure the team remains value driven.  It also serves as a highly visible reference to reflect on the team's actions and commitments throughout the day. Dependencies You need to have defined values that the teams have committed to prior. We use the Agile values of Commitment, Openness...
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