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s/brkw1ZPjrzj
Everything is awesome
when you’re part of a
team!:
working agreements and navigating conflict
Ellen Grove & Mike Bowler
Ag...
Where all think
alike, no one
thinks very
much.
Walter Lippman, The Stakes of Democracy 1915
@eegrove
Building Alignment:
Simple Guiding Principles and Working Agreements
Principles will help us as we choose
between alternat...
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 ...
Relationships
Externals/
Moods
Data Structure
Values
Interests
------------Furlong’s Circle of Conflict-------------
Build a bridge
Why Play?
• The lonely guy
Download from
http://seriousplay.com
LEGO SERIOUS PLAY
Etiquette
• Facilitator sets the challenge, timelines and
guides the process.
• The model is your answer...
Explain this!
Improv
Golf
Continuous Delivery
Crayons
Ice cream
Explain this!
Bicycling
Climate Change
Puppets
Yogurt
Falling
Explain this!
Pair programming
Flowers
Chocolate
Profit
Sailing
Best team member ever….or worst.
Pick a brick! What colour is conflict?
What kind of help do I need from my team?
What should we do if one of us is
letting the team down?
What guideline do you think needs to be in
the team working agreement?
Thank you!
egrove@agilepartnership.com
@eegrove
masteringtheobvious.wordpress.com
mbowler@gargoylesoftware.com
@mike_bowle...
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Everything is Better When We Stick Together: Building Team Working AGreements

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Slides from the workshop presented by Ellen Grove and Miek Bowler at Agile Games 2015 in Cambridge MA

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Everything is Better When We Stick Together: Building Team Working AGreements

  1. 1. Amazing LEGO model from https://plus.google.com/u/0/108419179389291163454/post s/brkw1ZPjrzj
  2. 2. Everything is awesome when you’re part of a team!: working agreements and navigating conflict Ellen Grove & Mike Bowler Agile Games 20152015
  3. 3. Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. Walter Lippman, The Stakes of Democracy 1915 @eegrove
  4. 4. Building Alignment: 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 the values. By defining working agreements, your team members forge a pact about how they will interact, behave and produce
  5. 5. 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 agree?
  6. 6. Relationships Externals/ Moods Data Structure Values Interests ------------Furlong’s Circle of Conflict-------------
  7. 7. Build a bridge
  8. 8. Why Play? • The lonely guy
  9. 9. Download from http://seriousplay.com
  10. 10. LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Etiquette • 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
  11. 11. Explain this! Improv Golf Continuous Delivery Crayons Ice cream
  12. 12. Explain this! Bicycling Climate Change Puppets Yogurt Falling
  13. 13. Explain this! Pair programming Flowers Chocolate Profit Sailing
  14. 14. Best team member ever….or worst.
  15. 15. Pick a brick! What colour is conflict?
  16. 16. What kind of help do I need from my team?
  17. 17. What should we do if one of us is letting the team down?
  18. 18. What guideline do you think needs to be in the team working agreement?
  19. 19. Thank you! egrove@agilepartnership.com @eegrove masteringtheobvious.wordpress.com mbowler@gargoylesoftware.com @mike_bowler www.gargoylesoftware.com LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® info: seriousplay.com

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