Posts filed under: Facilitation Exercises

Learning together as a team

A Systems modeling technique to visualize and act on deeply entrenched systemic issues....

Decide how you are going to decide

Deciding how you are going to decide can be the most important team decision you can make. Clarity in your teams decision making modes can unlock your team productivity....

Distributed Agile Simulation

Simulations reveal ones default behavior. I have learned a lot about myself and my default settings when I have participated in simulations. Shout out to AYE conference, PSL workshops and......

Kanban Exercise

Kanban at its essence is a signaling device that instructs the moving or creating in a “pull” based system. Kanban when applied within a system enables synchronization between the rhythm of demand (customer) and rhythm of......

CPR Technique

The software world has misused so many terms from the medical profession that one more would not hurt. CPR – Categorize, Prioritize, Resolve. This is simple mnemonic that aids me to......

Virtual Parkbench

For large distributed retrospectives, where participants in the retrospective are in different cities, I have created a variation of popular group discussion technique called as “Park Bench”. Some Background: I......

Walk the dog

This is a simple technique with a marketing twist to its name. This title came to me while coaching a team that was struggling to behave cross functionally and were......

Coin toss exercise

  This is a variation of “Value Flow” exercise that Sanjeev Augustine did at Scrumgathering 2009 in Orlando. I found this exercise very useful to demonstrate the benefits of prioritization......

Sharing Values, a team building exercise

A few months ago, I was facilitating sprint retrospective for a multi-cultural team that had members of different national origins (UK, South Africa, Angola and United States). We started gathering......