Strengthening good ideas
Strengthening Good Ideas is a type of thinking. It encompasses questions such as, “What resources will we need to make this work?, Do we have them?” and “Who else should take a look at this idea?”
By having a shared goal and understanding of the problem, groups can focus and brainstorm on solutions without much facilitation
Clarifying evaluation criteria
Payoffs and risks
Imagine you have some budget and the proposals in hand have payoffs and risks. Let’s say you want to buy an electric car and it happens to be a Tesla. The Tesla will ensure you never pay for gas again, good for the environment as well several tax breaks. The issue is you need the car now and if you order a Tesla now, it will take 3 months to get it. Another car not an electric vehicle can be picked up tomorrow but will not have the same benefits.
On one flip chart list the payoffs and on another flip chart list the risks associated with the decision. On a third flip chart title the page “Ways to reduce risks” Discuss the options you have in front of you, the budget you have and the costs associated with each decision
Can we really make this work?
A group decided to organize a cricket series with six teams for charity but did not know what it meant to organize it and what challenges they would have. They announced it. As they went through organizing, calling all teams and players, and ensuring there is availability, one of them fell sick and the other got a major assignment at work.
As a facilitator for this group, ask the group to list out the major tasks required to be done to achieve this series
Ask the group to list out the absolutely necessary tasks and break them into small doable tasks. As they break down tasks, ask them to ask each other if we can really make this really work? They start to find tasks to eliminate and also brainstorm other people that they might be able to outsource the work.
Scrum, Product Management, and DevOps: Simplifying the jargon
The internet and social media are full of Agile, Scrum, Product Management, and DevOps jargon, including incorrect and misunderstood concepts. This could be problematic for a learner seeking knowledge. Without a course with Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org, or DevOps Institute, this knowledge is difficult to achieve.