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  • Deb
    I ve blogged about a typical openspace event (if there is such a thing :-) http://vitalbrew.blogspot.com/2006/04/openspace-for-collaborative.html in case
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 28, 2006
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      I've blogged about a typical openspace event
      (if there is such a thing :-)
      http://vitalbrew.blogspot.com/2006/04/openspace-for-collaborative.html
      in case anyone is interested in how it works.
      deb

      --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Deb" <deborah@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Deb" <deborah@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I'll put something together on OpenSpace and post a link here when
      > > it's ready.
      > >
      > > deb
      > >
      >
      > OpenSpace is to conferences as Scrum is to project management. It's a
      > collaborative method to engage the passion of participants and
      > generate a lot of great discussion in a short space of time, at
      > minimal cost. It actually works best when there are strongly polar
      > opinions. In fact, under the name "The Practice of Peace" it is used
      > to bring conflicting groups together to explore constructive solutions.
      >
      > My colleague Larry Petersen has an excellent site discussing the
      > OpenSpace facilitation technique: http://www.spiritedorg.com/open.htm
      >
      > Larry Peterson is one of North America's leading OpenSpace
      > facilitators, under whom I studied to become an OpenSpace facilitator
      > myself. Larry has led numerous events in Canada and internationally,
      > including one series of 14 OS events for an Ontario provincial
      > government ministry, involving about 7000 participants in total.
      >
      > The OpenSpace track at Agile2006 will consist of two sessions in
      > parallel to Discovery Sessions on the Wednesday.
      > http://www.agile2006.com/welcome/schedule
      > This track is being organized / facilitated by Diana Larsen and Esther
      > Derby, who are both CSMs, and experienced with OpenSpace.
      >
      > We use it at XPday NorthAmerica events, and it always leads to
      > interesting discussions - whether in sessions or around the coffee
      > machine (which is where my thinking on metrics started to
      > crystallize!) I think it's totally in sync with what we teach about
      > Agile - it puts control in the hands of participants, provides a
      > minimal toolset (flipcharts, workspaces), and fosters their
      > creativity. You never know where it's going to go... can you handle
      > it? :-)
      >
      > deb
      >
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