Finding it hard to visualise improvement ideas?… Try idea balloons!
Oct 01, 2015 · Sandy Mamoli
Are you tired of capturing ideas and experiments that come out of your retrospectives only to forget about them after a couple of days? Do your improvement ideas get lost in waves of sticky-notes and hand drawn diagrams?
Try idea balloons! Idea balloons are a way of keeping your ideas and agreements visible at all times.
Write what you want to do on a balloon, add helium, …et voila. A reminder of your agreements.
Here’s how they work:
- Pick the top three ideas you want to focus on
- Grab a sharpie and write each idea on a balloon
- Add helium to you balloon (available at any petrol station)
- Attach the balloons to your visual workspace
Pop the balloon when the idea has become a habit or didn’t work out.
Protip: Close the balloons properly or the helium will escape leaving your ideas sad and deflated :-)
On our balloons: Experiment with WIP limits, swarm more and a secret habit. What are yours?
(Thanks for the idea to Nickle Lu and the Dealer Wheeler squad).
Categories: Agile Coaching, Retrospectives.
Tags: Agile, improvement, retrospectives.