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Developing People and Teams / Facilitation
Agile Coach Toolkit #4: Effective Facilitation
1 Ensure that everyone participating in the discussion understand its purpose and reiterate
2 Working agreement at the beginning will help
3 If the event/ meeting is not interactive, you may want to spend some time take some time to find the Root Cause.
4 Create a safe environment for people to speak
5 Use Timeboxing to ensure that discussions are productive.
6 Balance the discussions so that introverts feel included in the discussions.
7 As a facilitator, you need to read the mood in the room to take breaks at regular intervals to keep the energy level high for productive discussion.
8 Be neutral
Agile Coach Toolkit #6: Building Consensus
Fortify into sub-groups
Benefits of building consensus
Better decision-making as discussions would help uncover flaws/ situations which individuals may not have thought of.
Assist in better implementation of solution since everyone cooperates as it is a team decision.
Maintains team’s working relationship healthy by making everyone feel included.
Steps for Building Consensus
encouraging them to think about what’s best for the entire team rather than individuals.
What needs to be decided & why the issue is being raised
Before pitching for lengthy discussion, do a quick poll to check if there is consensus.
allow everyone to voice their concerns during the discussion so their ideas can be included
For final decision, do another poll to see if majority of the team agrees
Ensure that the team decision is communicated at the end of the meeting.
A powerful technique to improve your Scrum events
Silent Self-Reflection (1 minute)
Ej. What opportunities do you see for making progress on this challenge?
Pairs (2 minutes)
Create a of four
4 minutes to share and develop ideas
Take 5 minutes to share insights
“What is one idea that stood out in your conversation?”
Introduce a theme
Appreciative Interviews (AI)
Open Space Technology
to translate actionable ideas into action plans;
Try this variation: go from groups of 4 to groups of 8 with consensus in mind