Released Sunday, December 14th, 2014.
Let’s talk about collaboration in a large group, and what happens to a group’s ability to build / maintain a mental model as it becomes larger.
- As fodder, Craig, Amos and Jason were discussing at the STL Ruby group on 12/8/2014 that the magic number for a good podcast seems to be between 3-4 participants.
- What is wrong with episodes where we have too many people and episodes where maybe we don’t have enough.
- What are some rules of the road/team if you happen to be an outspoken person (aka John or Jason) – maybe John and Jason can share what they do on the podcast (and in real life to ensure they aren’t overwhelming others)
- What can introverts do if they feel they are being overwhelmed in a large setting by the bloviators?
- Another concept to talk about: the more people there are, the more likely factions develop within the team.
- What practices can be done to help a team measure if it is collaborating well?
- Should we even worry about measuring the effectiveness of collaborating in the first place?
- What practices can be put in place to help a team (regardless of size) improve how it collaborates?
- For the Holidays – Game of the week – The Innovation Games Visual Collaboration Platform – there’s a free version if you want to try before you buy – www.innovationgames.com
- Agile2015 Submissions now open – don’t delay – submit today -
- Visual Debriefing with Dr. Roger Greenaway
- Hours – Time Tracking app for consultants
- Dixit – Creative board game that can also be a retro game tool
- Industry conferences (check out our list of Agile conferences)
- My RubyConf 2014 talk, “Ruby Idioms You Aren’t Using Yet”
- Video (not posted yet)
- Public speaking – local user groups, regional conferences, (inter)national conferences