The “Participation Level” activity is a simple yet effective tool for collecting participant information and gauging their involvement in a workshop or session. By utilizing color-coded post-it notes and encouraging interactive introductions, this activity not only enhances understanding but also infuses energy and engagement into the group. Whether you’re organizing an inception or any collaborative session, this activity sets a vibrant tone and fosters a sense of active participation among attendees.
This article promotes the use of storytelling to define group objectives and key results (OKRs). The “Storytelling with OKRs” activity is a collaborative method that encourages open discussions and reflection, fostering alignment and transparency among team members. This approach involves understanding the current context, setting objectives, identifying progress indicators, and defining key results. Ultimately, it helps teams work together toward achieving shared goals.
Opportunity scoring, a crucial technique in product development, offers a structured approach to prioritize features by assessing their importance and user satisfaction. By following a step-by-step process and analyzing the resulting data, product teams can identify areas for improvement and innovation.
Meet the IN / OUT / Open questions board, a variation of the parking lot technique that helps keep conversations on track and manage time effectively. By using this simple tool, facilitators can ensure productive discussions and quick decision-making during workshops or meetings.
Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a valuable tool for organizations seeking to optimize their processes. By creating a visual representation of the entire process from start to finish, VSM enables organizations to easily identify bottlenecks and areas for improvement....
What are the terms we use in this workshop or session? What does this word mean in this context? What is our bounded context? For any kind of session, encounter, or workshop, you must first clarify the terms before moving further, preparing, and talking about the...
The Data Mesh Platform principles activity helps the team collectively define and write down the Data Mesh Platform principles they want to follow. It fosters an upfront and democratic conversation about the needs and constraints for the Data Mesh Platform. What are...
Some engagements start with a few assessment interviews. Sometimes, I will schedule all the assessment interviews. It is a lot of work to (1) decide who to interview and (2) align everyone agenda. Therefore, many times, I will facilitate a simple activity so a group...