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This is a short workshop to help people understand thinking together better. I introduce the Ladder if Inference, some methods for helping people come to common understanding and explore the "Yes ...

This is a short workshop to help people understand thinking together better. I introduce the Ladder if Inference, some methods for helping people come to common understanding and explore the "Yes and..." thinking method for improving idea building.

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  • 1. Understanding Each Other …and building on each other’s ideas…
  • 2. Exercise Time Game
  • 3. Instructions • Separate into 3 teams • Elect a leader • Leader gets a goal & shares w/team (visual sharing only) • 1st team to arrange all chairs to meet goal w/in 2 min wins! NO TALKING! Accredited to Chris Sims
  • 4. Debrief
  • 5. Exercise • I’m going to present an image of people in rush hour in NYC; I’ll have an arrow pointing to one person. • I want you to write down the following: – Is this morning or afternoon rush? What gave you the clue? – What type of work do you think that person does & why you thought that? – What do you think that person is thinking? – If you were given $1000 to help that person in some way other than giving it directly to them, how would you go about doing it? Why did you select this choice?
  • 6. Exercise (Again) • I’m going to again present the same image of people in rush hour in NYC; I’ll have an arrow pointing to a different person. • I want you to write down the following: – What type of work do you think that person does & why you thought that? – What do you think that person is thinking? – If you were given $1000 to help that person in some way other than giving it directly to them, how would you go about doing it? Why did you select this choice?
  • 7. Next Step • For both your responses, categorize what your answers were into the following: What was factual? (What could I actually see…) What did I infer? (What did I believe may be occurring…) Why did I think that? (Any prior event that to led my thinking…)
  • 8. Ladder of Inference Event How To Find Common Ground When Engineers Don’t Like Features – Teresa Torres, Jan 2013
  • 9. The Event Of Conversation
  • 10. The Event Of Conversation
  • 11. The Event Of Conversation
  • 12. The Event Of Conversation
  • 13. How do we our beliefsfrom getting prevent in the way?
  • 14. a shared vision Co-create
  • 15. assumptions Voluntarily make explicit
  • 16. “Yes and…”Utilize thinking
  • 17. Let’s Learn the Basics of Improv Yes BUT --- • Split into pairs • Pick a person to start… • For the next 3 minutes - • That person will say something they want to do – The other person is to contradict them and propose something else – ALWAYS start the sentence with “Yes, but…” – (even better if you say “we should do” in this counter- proposal) Thanks to Mike Sutton for my learning of this
  • 18. Let’s Learn the Basics of Improv Yes AND --- • Same pairs • Other person to start… • For the next 3 minutes - • That person will say something they want to do – The other person is to add to it and propose something additional – ALWAYS start the sentence with “Yes, and…” – (even better if you say “we can do” in this addition) Thanks to Mike Sutton for my learning of this
  • 19. Debrief • So how did you feel with the “Yes, but…”? • Any different with “Yes and…”? • Did you see any change in your thinking when moving to “Yes and…”?
  • 20. Core Values
  • 21. Accredited to Michael Sahota & Olaf Lewitz
  • 22. Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we
  • 23. Select Team Core Values • Select Personal Core Values – Use Page of Core Values (feel free to add additional ones) – Select 5 that you feel you care about the most; that you feel you exhibit; write each one on a sticky – Rank these in order of importance to you – Take the top 3 and post on the wall • Since the Team’s Identity& Values are the Sum of the Set of It’s People – Affinity analysis to cluster the top 4-6 across everyone – First of 5 for commitment to these • Generate value statements from these (time permitting)
  • 24. Establish Working Agreements • Write behaviors & actions that are important to you for good working relationships, be specific • Keep in mind the team’s core values and what will help the team avoid problems • Confirmation/refinement that these will work