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Rory’s Story Cubes
Retrospective
Simone D’Amico - Agile Developer @ ideato
- Enable people to tell their stories
encouraging the story telling
- Based on conceptual reasoning
which brain is great at making
links between things
- 9 cubes to construct a complete
story: beginning (3), middle part
(3), the end (3)
- More than 10M of combinations
Retrospective
with Story Cubes
- Sprint for each team is a
different story with its own ups
and downs, negative and
positive emotions of its
characters
- Story Cubes enables to
connect the team on an
emotional level
PROs
- create relaxed environment and encourage more
contribution from attendees
- prevent retrospective standardization
- adaptable to different retrospective formats thanks to
different Story Cubes sets
- recommended in teams with difficulty to bring out
problems or team members with “blank page
syndrome”
CONs
- mistrust in randomness
- not suitable for remote approach
- not suitable for large teams
Ice-Breaking
“Last sprint was great because…”
Look Back
“Last sprint was…”
Gathering Insights
Discuss about the way things went down, issues, ideas, …
Look forward
“What should we do differently next sprint to be more successful?”
Closing
“Next sprint will be better because…”
THANKS
sd@ideato.it
@dymissy
Image Credits
• http://pelnapara.znadplanszy.pl/2014/12/02/do-plecaka-15-seria-
story-cubes-sila-wyobrazni/
• http://www.leyleyleu.com/new-page/
• https://juegosdemesayrol.com/juegos-de-mesa/juegos-de-dados/
• http://www.deskovehry.com/en/review-rorys-story-cubes-voyages-
max/
• http://grynaplanszy.blogspot.it/2013/04/story-cubes-actions.html
• http://www.familing.it/story-cubes-non-ci-risposte-sbagliate/
• http://lalogopedadelcole.blogspot.it/2014/02/inventamos-
cuentos.html
• https://www.infoq.com/news/2015/05/story-cubes
• http://tastycupcakes.org/2015/01/story-cube-time-line/
• http://www.agilecafe.org/story-cubes-build-your-story-with-
cubes-in-the-next-retrospective/
• http://aspirent.com/making-retrospectives-fun-and-engaging/
• https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/story-cubes-my-experiments-
safe-agilist-csp-csm-m3-0-trainer/
• http://www.cocoonprojects.com/labs/rory-story-cubes/serious-
game-rorys-story-cubes-starting-journey/
Credits

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Rory’s Story Cubes Retrospective

  • 1. Rory’s Story Cubes Retrospective Simone D’Amico - Agile Developer @ ideato
  • 2. - Enable people to tell their stories encouraging the story telling - Based on conceptual reasoning which brain is great at making links between things - 9 cubes to construct a complete story: beginning (3), middle part (3), the end (3) - More than 10M of combinations
  • 3.
  • 4. Retrospective with Story Cubes - Sprint for each team is a different story with its own ups and downs, negative and positive emotions of its characters - Story Cubes enables to connect the team on an emotional level
  • 5. PROs - create relaxed environment and encourage more contribution from attendees - prevent retrospective standardization - adaptable to different retrospective formats thanks to different Story Cubes sets - recommended in teams with difficulty to bring out problems or team members with “blank page syndrome”
  • 6. CONs - mistrust in randomness - not suitable for remote approach - not suitable for large teams
  • 7. Ice-Breaking “Last sprint was great because…”
  • 9. Gathering Insights Discuss about the way things went down, issues, ideas, …
  • 10. Look forward “What should we do differently next sprint to be more successful?”
  • 11. Closing “Next sprint will be better because…”
  • 12.
  • 14. Image Credits • http://pelnapara.znadplanszy.pl/2014/12/02/do-plecaka-15-seria- story-cubes-sila-wyobrazni/ • http://www.leyleyleu.com/new-page/ • https://juegosdemesayrol.com/juegos-de-mesa/juegos-de-dados/ • http://www.deskovehry.com/en/review-rorys-story-cubes-voyages- max/ • http://grynaplanszy.blogspot.it/2013/04/story-cubes-actions.html • http://www.familing.it/story-cubes-non-ci-risposte-sbagliate/ • http://lalogopedadelcole.blogspot.it/2014/02/inventamos- cuentos.html • https://www.infoq.com/news/2015/05/story-cubes • http://tastycupcakes.org/2015/01/story-cube-time-line/ • http://www.agilecafe.org/story-cubes-build-your-story-with- cubes-in-the-next-retrospective/ • http://aspirent.com/making-retrospectives-fun-and-engaging/ • https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/story-cubes-my-experiments- safe-agilist-csp-csm-m3-0-trainer/ • http://www.cocoonprojects.com/labs/rory-story-cubes/serious- game-rorys-story-cubes-starting-journey/ Credits