Presenters: Portia Tung
The Yellow Brick Road is the difficult path Dorothy takes towards the Emerald City to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz to help her get home. In this session, we will help you to tap into the resources you’ve always had but never realised to complete your quest for a more Agile organisation. Here’s a chance to swap your bit part for a major role in the Agile re-telling of “The Wizard of Oz” for your organisation.
You will get the chance to work with peers in similar organisations and draw on a wealth of experiences to deal with real problems and select solutions to try.
- Learn to become a more effective problem solver
- Practice listening without judgement
- Learn how to gather information more effectively
- Learn from the experience of others in similar organisations
- Gain a fresh perspective on your problems
- Identify actions to try in your organisation
- Gain a peer coach buddy to support you in your endeavours
Format and length: 90 min workshop
- 00:00 - 00:10 - Speed Networking with Munchkins
- 00:10 - 00:15 - Agile Adoption human bubblesort and form triads with people from similar organisations
- 00:15 - 00:25 - Speed retelling of The Wizard of Oz
- 00:25 - 00:30 - Brainstorm problems you face as individuals
- 00:30 - 00:35 - Introduction to peer-coaching
- 00:35 - 00:45 - First round of peer-coaching
- 00:45 - 00:55 - Second round of peer-coaching
- 00:55 - 00:65 - Third round of peer-coaching
- 00:65 - 00:75 - Opt to find yourself a peer-coach buddy and do a bit of buddy bonding
- 00:75 - 00:90 - Session Retrospective
The 3 roles are: Active Player, Peer-Coach and Observer. In each round a player adopts a different role than in the previous rounds.
What happes in a round?
- The Active Player states the problem.
- The Peer-Coach offers the Oz characters the Active Player can choose from.
- The Active Player chooses the Oz character card that best describes them in the current situation.
- The Peer-Coach helps the Active Player think through the problem from the perspective of the Oz character with special power granted by the Wizard.
- Both the Peer-Coach and the Active Player can then bring in additional Oz characters to view the problem from more perspectives.
- The Observer remains silent during the round and notes down the interactions between the Active Player and Peer-Coach. The observer also ensures the rules are being adhered to.
- At the end of the round, the Observer shares their observations with the rest of the triad.
- Anyone with a curious mind, no previous experience required
- XPDay London 2007
- This session is the first Agile Fairytale in the series. Find out more about Agile Fairytales at: http://www.agilefairytales.com