This idea originates with Thiagi’s exercise “More Interesting”
- Divide group into at least 3 groups of 3 or more participants.
- Each person writes a basic story on one side of an index card
- Place a 4 digit identifier in upper corner (phone, extension, SS#, b-day)
- Each group passes all cards to next group
- Members in the 2nd group takes a card and rewrites the story on a new blank card to make it “more meaningful” adding details & acceptance criteria, their own 4 digit code, and paper clipping the two cards together, face to face
- Passes to next group who scores each card sharing 100 points, i.e. 60/40, 90/10
- Return cards to first group and to original author
- Review cards silently, then debrief.
- What was interesting about this?
- Do you agree with the scoring?
- How might you use these insights?
Karen Favazza Spencer came to Agile Coaching through a circuitous route that began with Kindergarten Teacher. Since those early days, she has been a Business Manager, Sales Person, Business Analyst, Project Lead, Scrum Master and Agile Coach. However, most of what she needed to know about project management and teamwork, Karen learned in kindergarten. She recently published A to XP: The Agile ABC Book, also available in Kindle Fire and iBook format. Visit her at AgileKindergarten.com.