[COVID-19] Futurospective for risk brainstorming and mitigation

12 Mar 2020 | Agile Culture

I have just run a futurospective with my family about the COVID-19 virus infection risk.

I have used an activity from the FunRetrospectives.com — Risk Brainstorming and Mitigation
— and it went really well.

The risk: one of our family members is infected by the Corona virus. (to reuse it, please replace family by group, teammates, company, etc).

Then you should go through each of the following steps, having a conversation and taking notes:

  • Prevention – What is in place that will attempt to stop the risk happening in the first place?
  • Detection – What is in place that will let me know if and when the risk does happen?
  • Response – If the risk happens anyway, what measures do we have in place to lessen the impact?

I did this activity face-to-face, at home, with my family. We got a few post-its, sat at the dinner table and followed the activities steps.

But, in the current scenario (pandemia), please consider doing it remotely (to reduce the direct contact and increase distancing between people).

The FunRetrospectives remote board for this activity – Risk brainstorming and mitigation remote board — will help with that.


Paulo Caroli

Paulo Caroli is the author of the best-selling book “Lean Inception: How to Align People and Build the Right Product” (the first on a series of books about Lean Strategy and Delivery). He's also the creator of FunRetrospectives.com , a site and book about retrospectives, futurospectives and team building activities. Caroli writes on this blog frequently. Receive the next post in your email. Sign up here .

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