Workshop exercises for Agile teams
Workshop Tactics are carefully curated workshop techniques from successful businesses around the world. Now you can run better meetings and workshops, and get the most out of your team. The physical Workshop Tactics deck comes with the Workshop Strategy system that gives you guidance on which tactic to run and when.
Agree on a desired end-state to work towards, so daily activity is moving you in the right direction.
Think about the company’s future by predicting what the press might say on their front pages.
Unpack problems and discover insights with critical and analytical thinking exercises.
Collect assumptions that reflect what you and your team think might be true about the project.
Identify a project’s stakeholders. Anyone who can significantly impact a decision, or who may be impacted by it, needs to be considered.
Try to predict who is using (or will use) your product and why, so you can start testing with the right people.
Roles and Responsibilities
Understand each other’s roles better, and learn who is responsible for what.
Articulate your problem or experiment in a clear way, so as to make it easier to start solving or testing.
A problem statement that captures the project’s goals, problems and measurable success criteria.
Treat your assumptions as experiments by turning them into testable hypotheses.
Encourage coming up with lots of ideas, then refine the best into more detail.
Turn all your thoughts into an interconnected map so you have stimulus for idea generation.
Draw your idea as a sequence of key moments and real world interactions to better understand how it works.
Assess problems or ideas against certain criteria to understand them better.
Rose, Thorn, Bud
Evaluate something’s positives, negatives and opportunities. Such as an idea, project or a process.
Prioritise ideas or problems based on your needs in order to decide what to focus on.
Facilitate discussion to gain a better understanding of a team and progress towards goals.
Build a discussion agenda together and keep track of what’s been discussed, and needs to be discussed.
Core techniques that are fundamental to facilitating a successful workshop.
Creating principles for a meeting or workshop is a 5-10 minute investment resulting in an engaged, productive and more effective group of people.
Warm up the room to make people more willing to contribute to the session you are about to run.