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?
How can we encourage autonomous Scrum teams while also moving towards a shared Product Goal with other teams? How can we accept the unpredictability of complex work on the one hand while offering guidance to our stakeholders on when to expect outcomes?
One of the characteristics of complex work is that it is full of contradictory and competing goals. Although each is equally valid and worthy of pursuit, they create tension or open conflict when they are pursued together. In a simple world, we can resolve this tension by letting go of one goal over the other. But that luxury doesn't exist in complex work.
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?
- An 8-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.
- Get our book the "Zombie Scrum Survival Guide";
- Explore our paper "10 Powerful Experiments to Overcome Zombie Scrum"
- Read our whitepaper where we explain the Scrum Framework, and its principles and values, in our own words.