Attention: More explication will follow.
This post is just for all the attendees of Manage Agile Conference in Berlin.
During a workshop with 8 team leads and managers, I realized that in general, they all had a certain knowledge about agile and Scrum but our discussions went around details of the Scrum Roles and Artifacts.
How can I help them to come to a better understanding? Teach them? Send them websites to read? No!
How about a game? Better. Or for those who don’t like games, a workshop.
What you need:
In this way, you can let them interactively update their knowledge and understanding about Scrum.
I played it once with a very positive feedback of the participants. I will try it in future with some more teams that show similar symptoms.
BTW, this game also can be played with other documents. I especially think of “Agile Manifesto” and “Kanban Properties and Principles”.
One of the most important websites for agile: http://www,agilemanifesto.org
Often, teams working agile already for a while, tend to forget the intentions and the principles. This could result in a slow but progressive undermining. So, from time to time, it might be a good idea to recall the manifesto. There is a nice game to support this: Pocket-sized Principles.