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The Time Bomb Experiment

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  • @ah_livia

    Thanks for the feedback! Yes this was indeed filmed. You can watch the video on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOIj-OCfswc

    The audio isn't that good but I hope you'll enjoy.
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  • Interesting experiement!

    Seems like it would also work as an office ice breaker.



    Nadir, have you ever filmed this? If so, I'd love to see how it actually pans out. Nice ideas, thanks for sharing.
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  • The biggest misconception is that the Daily Stand-Up is a status reporting mechanism. This misconception is amplified further by the emphasis Scrum puts on the "three questions" that team members are asked. Running through the answers, one team member at a time, can feel very much like a status report
  • The biggest misconception is that the Daily Stand-Up is a status reporting mechanism. This misconception is amplified further by the emphasis Scrum puts on the "three questions" that team members are asked. Running through the answers, one team member at a time, can feel very much like a status report
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    • 1. The Time-Bomb Experiment(Valuing Individuals & interactions) Nadir Khan Agile Coach SMS Management & Technologies
    • 2. THE MANIFESTO Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over comprehensive documentation Responding to change over following a plan
    • 3. THE MANIFESTO THE FORGOTTEN ONE Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over comprehensive documentation Responding to change over following a plan
    • 4. Are we building projects around motivated individuals?Are we giving our teams the environment and support they need?
    • 5. “Stand-ups are such a waste of time. We already communicate through outthe day, why do a daily stand-up at all? I don’t see the point!”
    • 6. THE SYMPTOMS Reporting to the ScrumMaster Multiple conversations at a time Command and control (No IM… No stand up)Going into solution mode. Going off track with non project related discussions. Stating the obvious:Long stand-ups “My task is „in progress‟.” People speaking softly Picking the same spot to stand everyday Not coming to stand ups prepared: Awkward moments of “I forgot what I did yesterday” silence / looking around
    • 7. THE CAUSEDaily Status Report
    • 8. THE CAUSEThese 3 Questions make it worse What did I do yesterday? What will I do today? What‟s in my way?
    • 9. THE CONSEQUENCEBlame Confusion Demoralization
    • 10. BACK TO BASICSSynchronize Inspect Adapt
    • 11. The Time-Bomb Experiment Can I have 10 volunteers please?
    • 12. The Time-Bomb ExperimentA bomb is about to go off in 5 minutes. All of the team members must<do something> under 5 minutes in order to diffuse the bomb.
    • 13. The Time-Bomb ExperimentDo what?Tell everyone your name, your profession. And if your were to print a T-Shirtfor yourself, what would it say and why?
    • 14. The Time-Bomb ExperimentDo what?Tell everyone your name, your profession. And if your were to print a T-Shirtfor yourself, what would it say and why?Talk as if you‟re speaking to the person standing farthest from you.
    • 15. The Time-Bomb ExperimentDo what?Tell everyone your name, your profession. And if your were to print a T-Shirtfor yourself, what would it say and why?Talk as if you‟re speaking to the person standing farthest from you.Pass the bomb to the person standing next to you. Repeat 1, 2 & 3
    • 16. The Time-Bomb ExperimentDo what?Tell everyone your name, your profession. And if your were to print a T-Shirtfor yourself, what would it say and why?Talk as if you‟re speaking to the person standing farthest from you.Pass the bomb to the person standing next to you. Repeat 1, 2 & 3If the bomb goes off before everyone has had a chance to speak, thepeople who do get a chance to speak… die. The survivors finish the standup nonetheless.
    • 17. The Time-Bomb ExperimentDo what?Tell everyone your name, your profession. And if your were to print a T-Shirtfor yourself, what would it say and why?Talk as if you‟re speaking to the person standing farthest from you.Pass the bomb to the person standing next to you. Repeat 1, 2 & 3If the bomb goes off before everyone has had a chance to speak, thepeople who do get a chance to speak… die. The survivors finish the standup nonetheless.End of experiment
    • 18. Hmm…
    • 19. LET‟S TRY AGAIN Recall a person‟s name, his profession, T-Shirt slogan and why was it chosenTalk as if you‟re speaking to the person standing farthest from you.If you can‟t recall any of the 4 things… you diePass the bomb to the person standing next to you. Repeat 1, 2 & 3If the bomb goes off before everyone has had a chance to speak, thepeople who do get a chance to speak… die. The survivors finish the standup nonetheless.End of experiment
    • 20. 100% Statistics 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% Mortality Rate 30% 20% 10% 0% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8100%90%80%70%60%50% Pre-Bomb Mortality Rate40%30%20%10% 0% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    • 21. CONCLUSION Everyone speaks at the stand-up BUT The real job is toListen Inspect Adapt
    • 22. Thank you.