- Advance notice for tomorrow's meeting - as part of the 12th night retrospective exercise, we're going to be collecting data using a brainstorming technique. My experience tells me this is a very effective way to collect a lot of data points very quickly. So you get a chance to think about it a bit ahead of time, the topic will be What Worked Well and things we need to Take A Look At, abbreviated as WWWTALA.The rules for brainstorming are these:1: We will use Visual Recordkeeping - notes will be kept on whiteboard or easel2: The Goal is More - more ideas, no matter what they sound like - more is for now, better is for later3: No Idea is Bad4: Peanut Butter Rule: if you say it, it gets recorded5: No Critique of Ideas; the word "but" is outlawed, if you disagree with an idea, present an alternative beginning with "And..."6: Piggybacking is OK - one idea leads to another7: Wild ideas are Good8: Speed is Good9: Questions are Unnecessary
I'll review these rules (with a little explanation where it might be needed) as part of the retrospective.
Robyyan Torr d'Elandris (Dennis R. Sherman)
Tree-Girt-Sea, Ayreton, Midrealm (Chicago, IL USA)