Marshmallow challenge

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This is a fun and instructive exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation & creativity. It challenges you to find hidden assumptions in business requirements & learn to Fail-Fast-Fail-Often! In 18 minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of spaghetti, tape, string and one marshmallow which must be on top.

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  • assumption = marsh is small & light...will easily sit on the structure of sticks\n-- proj assumptions = \n* real cust needs\n* cost of product\n* etc.\n
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  • Marshmallow challenge

    1. 1. The Marshmallow Challenge
    2. 2. Your kit
    3. 3. Roles & ResponsibilitiesDevelopment expertsTesting experts
    4. 4. The Challenge 1. Build the ta!est "ee standing structure2. The entire marshma!ow should be on top3. Use as much or as little of the kit4. Breakup the spaghetti, string or tape as you wish 5. You have 18 minutes
    5. 5. Lets play!18 minutes start now..
    6. 6. Ta-dah to Oh-ohh moment explained..
    7. 7. Who consistently performs Poorly?
    8. 8. Recent B-school grads CxOs,
    9. 9. Who consistently performs Well?
    10. 10. Kindergarten students,Architects & Engineers (thankfully)
    11. 11. Why?
    12. 12. Key lessonsTest early Testing right from inception through dev until productionFail fast Fail Often Prototyping mattersIdentify the hidden assumptions Avoid the ta-daa to uh-ohh moment
    13. 13. Thank you!
    14. 14. Animal calling.. ice-breaker

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