Scrum impacts the entire organization. To unlock your Scrum team's superpowers, improvements are necessary within and especially around teams. We created "What I Need From You - for Scrum teams" to help Scrum teams clearly express their needs and for others to clearly respond to those requests.
How does this help my team?
The Liberating Structure "What I Need From You" helps Scrum teams to clearly express their needs and for others to clearly respond to those requests. This sidesteps the corporate jargon that often muddies such requests, and is essential for groups to be successful.
You may find that interactions in this structure are quite direct or even blunt. But this exercise is designed as an antidote to the diffusion of accountability that is prevalent in organizations and gets in the way of success.
What do you receive?
- 3 A5 cards with the three possible answers. The answers are "yes", "no", and "whatever".
- A 50-sheet block of tearable 'help request cards'. Ready to be filled in by team members, supporters, or stakeholders.
- Digital Poster: What Makes Scrum Teams Effective? This poster offers a nice, visual overview of the core findings from our scientific investigation into what makes Scrum teams effective.
- Digital Poster: Factors That Determine Scrum Team Effectiveness. This poster offers an overview of all the 20+ factors that determine a Scrum team's effectiveness.
- A facilitation guide. You receive a 16-page PDF that describes how to use "What I Need From You". It also includes some optional additional exercises that are part of the product kit "Unleash Scrum In Your Organization".
Also for virtual teams!
You can also use this with your virtual team. In addition to the physical deck, you also receive a free digital download with detailed instructions for how to run the exercises virtually. This also includes all the cards as separate images (Jpg), ready for upload in your collaboration tool of choice.
About the material
We hope to liberate our planet from waste too, so our material is printed on 100% wood-free, recycled paper, and inked with ecological paint.
- Learn about the scientific research into what makes Scrum teams effective that we performed together with Prof Daniel Russo. This research informed this kit, and we hope it will make your teams more effective.
- Read this article about "What I Need From You"
- "What I Need From You" is a Liberating Structure, created by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless.