Save valuable time with our do-it-yourself workshops. Each workshop contains a fully prepared string of Liberating Structures to help your team use Scrum more effectively. People who support our mission through patreon.com can download all digital content for free. This benefit starts from $5 USD/month.
How does this help your team?
Creating and using a Definition of Done is easy and involves three steps:
1. Create the Definition of Done
2. Use the Definition of Done
3. Take the Definition of Done to the next level
For this do-it-yourself workshop, we assume you already have a Definition of Done. The biggest challenge for your team is to actually use it. Over time, the Definition of Done has become this piece of paper next to the Sprint Backlog that nobody really pays attention to. Product Backlog items are moved to "Done" without checking the Definition of Done. Maybe some items live up to the quality standards, but chances are they don't.
Many Scrum teams don't purposefully ignore the Definition of Done, they often don't know how to apply the rules. Sure, the rule of "all code must be reviewed by another developer" sounds great, but our Sprints are packed with so much work that it feels impossible to do. The purpose of this workshop is to revive your Definition of Done and to actually put its rules into practice!
How does it work?
The PDF outlines a detailed step-by-step 120-minute workshop that relies on Liberating Structures to engage and unleash your team. The string is designed with virtual teams in mind and includes:
- Min Specs
- 15% Solutions
This string of Liberating Structures is feasible from 4 participants and onward.
What do you receive?
- A 14-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.