The “group verbosity alignment” technique

At a recent Scrum Coaching retreat our group was struggling to turn a lot of words generated in a group environment into something concise and meaningful.  Get many agile coaches together and you get a lot of competing and wordy viewpoints!

Step forward what I am now calling the “group verbosity alignment” technique.

For a topic allow all present to articulate what it means to them. Write this down on post it notes.

Then get all present to pick their three favourite words from post it notes that are NOT their own.

Draw up all of the highlighted words on a flip chart.  Then create a sentence that includes as many words as possible, adding grammar and punctuation as required.

A great technique to get everyone’s viewpoint together and focussed!


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