Is your team stuck with large features on their Product Backlog? Does it seem impossible to narrow them down into smaller features? You've come to the right do-it-yourself workshop!
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How does this help your team?
Scrum teams and organizations often understand why it is important to release frequently, or "ship fast". But knowing that it is important and actually doing it are different things.
One of the areas where this tension is quite evident is in the struggle between "the best way to implement a feature" and the "fastest way to implement a feature". Or "the simplest version of the product" and the "best possible version of the product". Many Scrum teams get stuck in a vicious cycle where they keep adding more features, bells, and whistles before a new release is acceptable. But each cycle increases the risk that the team is potentially wasting their efforts on unwanted or unnecessary additions.
We designed this workshop for teams that are struggling to break-down a large feature, or even an entire product, into smaller items that can be delivered to stakeholders individually. You can use it either at the start of development for a new product, or during development.
With the instructions in this guide, you should be able to run this workshop smoothly. But if you need help, we can also facilitate this workshop with you remotely. us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and pricing.
How does it work?
The PDF outlines a detailed 5-step tried-and-tested 100-minute workshop that relies on Liberating Structures to engage and unleash your team. The string is designed with virtual teams in mind and includes:
- Celebrity Interview
- Min Specs
- Impromptu Networking
- 15% Solutions
This string of Liberating Structures is feasible from 4 participants and onward.
What do you receive?
- A 10-page full-color guide (PDF).
- We take you through the flow of the string in great detail. Not only do we explain all the steps involved, but we also explain why they are happening. This should make it easier to design your own strings in the future.
- The instructions support all virtual collaboration tools where you can create breakouts or separate channels occasionally (such as Zoom, GotoWebinar, and Teams). You can set up an additional virtual whiteboard in a tool like Mural, Google Slides, or Miro if you prefer.
- The PDF outlines additional resources and useful reading, both to prepare and to distribute afterward.