Podcast Episode 3: Team InceptionsPosted on by Narelle Gibbons
Episode 3 of the Code Voyagers Podcast is now available! In this episode we chat about Team Inceptions and how they can be used in both new and existing teams to improve the way people work together.
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In this episode, we concentrate on Team Inceptions, how they work and some tips for getting the most out of the sessions.
A good place to learn more about this agile format is on AgileCoffee.
We talked about a few exercises you can use during the session:
Constellations – moving closer to or farther from the center of the room, in relation to how true a set of statements are for you.
Paired Introductions/Sharing – pairing up with someone you don’t know very well, introducing yourselves, then introducing each other to the larger group.
User Stories – pulling together an initial set of user stories to help clarify the team mission and direction.
Football League (also known as Impediments Cup) – find the priority item by pitting all issues against each other in the style of a league.
Definition of Done – normally a Scrum technique, but can be used stand alone.
House Rules – a team exercise, drawing up best way to work together. What makes a good team member? Post-its work well here!
Team Charter – bringing it all together at the end: mission, house rules, etc.
Some other helpful links:
The Countdown video.
I mentioned the successful 8i Edinburgh charity event, which took place on the 18th March. More information at http://edinburgh.8-i.co.uk.
Hanne recommended the ‘The Coaches Casebook: Mastering the Twelve Traits That Trap Us’ by Geoff Watts.
Richard gave us the heads up about MobCon in Sofia on April 10th, where our own David Low will be presenting a session on Messaging Economy. There are still some tickets available: http://mobcon.comm
And finally, Richard mentioned Batman vs. Superman, which we probably shouldn’t mention again or he’ll get upset.
The music used throughout the podcast is
“Monkeys Spinning Monkeys” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
And is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0