This paper contains a do-it-yourself workshop to help Scrum Teams articulate the paradoxical challenges they face and find imaginative solutions to navigate them. The workshop uses a string of Liberating Structures that helps you make the Wicked Question transparent and explore it with your team. All you need to do is run it and off you go - without coaches, facilitators, and consultants.
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How does this help your team?
When organizations launch initiatives to start with Scrum, XP, or Kanban, Wicked Questions inevitably emerge and create tension. Unfortunately, organizations either don't address these questions, and their tension, or they pretend they don't exist at all. But under the surface, the tension festers.
The purpose of this workshop is to help your Scrum Team articulate the paradoxical challenge they must face in order to succeed. And to help your team(s) move from either/or- to yes/and-thinking, and find solutions that address both sides of the Wicked Question.
How does it work?
The PDF outlines a detailed 5-step tried-and-tested 90-minute workshop that relies on Liberating Structures to engage and unleash your team. The string is designed with virtual teams in mind and includes:
- Wicked Questions
- 15% Solutions
This string of Liberating Structures is feasible from 4 participants and onward. We've successfully scaled it up to 100 participants (both virtually and in-person) without significant issues.
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.