Minutes to Pin It: How to Get Your Whole Team Agreeing

What if your team could share new ideas and make unanimous decisions in minutes?  

Agile teams need to create and agree on many things such as a definition of done, a sprint plan, and what changes they’ll try in the next sprint based on the most recent retrospective.

How often have you participated in a meetings where few decisions were made?  Or where the the loudest person in the room made most of the suggestions and dominated your team’s decision making?

In this interactive workshop, we will practice coming up with new ideas using everybody’s suggestions and making decisions that the whole team agrees on.

Learn and practice techniques such as Fist-of-Five, Decider Protocol and Resolution Protocol and Shared Visioning with Lego.

Make group decisions faster, more aligned with the whole team, and more likely to result in follow-through.


Outline/Structure of the Workshop

We will cover the techniques as group exercises. For each part, there will be a quick shared debrief. Throughout the session, participants will learn through practice.

NOTE to organizers: 

I have presented these techniques to 100+ people at a time at AgileTO Meetups. 

The flow will likely look something like this:

0:00 Intro

0:05 Individual Build with Lego

0:15 Team Build with Lego

0:25 Fist-of-Five Consensus Check

0:30 Decider Protocol and Resolution Protocol

0:40 Team Rebuild with Lego

0:50 Q&A

Learning Outcome

  • Practice techniques that get your whole team sharing ideas and agreeing on how to move forward. 
  • See how consensus check and a more structured approach to bringing in outliers can accelerate group decision making and produce outcomes with strong buy-in.

Target Audience

People who work in teams and wish to make unanimous decision more quickly. For example, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Team Members, Team Leads and Managers.


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