location_city Washington DC schedule Oct 24th 01:00 - 01:45 PM place Room 6

 

Are you a Scrum Master that has a strong affinity to sticky notes, dry erase markers, and other tools of Agile facilitation? Are you tired of seeing the same old blue painters tape on every kanban board? Want to learn some new facilitation techniques that you can use in retrospectives or to build awesome information radiators with your team?

If so, join me for my session on the Super Agile Satchel.

During the session, I’ll briefly talk about how the satchel came to be and its awesome contents.  Then we’ll jump right in to actual examples of information radiators that I created with the tools the satchel contains.  I'll discuss why choosing the right materials, colors, and sizes are critical to facilitation and creating information radiators that draw attention, are maintainable, and focus the team on what's truly important.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Experience Report

- My story...the plastic bag (3 min)

- The solution...a trip to the Container Store (2 min)

- Tools of the trade...the contents of the Super Agile Satchel (15 min)
I will discuss and SHOW my size and color preferences of sticky notes, pens, markers, tape, as well as the important hardware items and odds and ends I added to the kit over time.  I will also have samples on each table in the room.

     - Sticky notes
     - Pens and markers
     - Tape
     - Note cards
     - Hardware (scissors, tacks, paper cutter, ruler, tape measurer)
     - Odds and ends (sticky dots, planning poker cards, time timer, white board eraser)
     - A special note about paper (special note about using banner paper rolls versus flip chart paper)

- Putting it all together...examples of real-life information radiators I created and facilitation techniques using the tools (20 min)
I will bring examples of information radiators I have created and one retrospective example showing how the contents of the kit was used.  I will have these staged and will be able to add them to the walls of the room in about 5 minutes prior to the session starting.  This will reinforce the importance of color and size of the materials used.  I will discuss each and the tools that were used and lessons that I learned in creating them.

     - Agile adoption board
     - Scrum team task board
     - Retrospective using 4 L's
     - Definition of ready, definition of done, Team working agreements
     - Sprint schedule

- Question and Answers (5 minutes)

I will have two complete examples of the Super Agile Satchel for participants to look at before, during, and after the session.  I will also provide each participant with a handout with the contents of the kit.

Learning Outcome

Participants will walk away with:

  1. An understanding of what I consider to be essential facilitation tools for Agile teams.
  2. A new appreciation for color and size of common facilitation tools (markers, sticky notes, etc.)
  3. Practical examples of how to use these common facilitation tools to create visually pleasing and effective information radiators.
  4. Slight envy for the Super Agile Satchel...and a desire to visit the nearest Container Store.

Target Audience

ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Agile coaches, or anyone that wants to learn about facilitation tools

schedule Submitted 4 years ago

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