Everything is Better When We Stick Together: Building Team Working AGreements
Amazing LEGO model from
Everything is awesome
when you’re part of a
working agreements and navigating conflict
Ellen Grove & Mike Bowler
Agile Games 20152015
Where all think
alike, no one
Walter Lippman, The Stakes of Democracy 1915
Simple Guiding Principles and Working Agreements
Principles will help us as we choose
between alternatives. We will
prefer an alternative that meets the
principles more fully to one that
doesn’t. Each principle embodies
By defining working
agreements, your team
members forge a pact
about how they will
interact, behave and
What’s important to me as a team member?
What do we value and how do we show it?
How do we want to treat each other?
What do we want to do when we don’t
------------Furlong’s Circle of Conflict-------------
LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
• Facilitator sets the challenge, timelines and
guides the process.
• The model is your answer to the challenge.
• There are no wrong answers!!!
• Think with your hands.
• Listen with your eyes and ears.
• Everyone builds & everyone talks.
• Set your gadgets aside, please