Upside Downside

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…

The Sprint Mural

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…

Values-Driven Retrospective

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, Focus, Respect, and Courage (See Scrumallance.org Code of Ethics) .…