The Agile Meeting Toolkit


100+ simple ways for Scrum Masters to energise Agile meetings and engage Agile teams

The Agile Meeting Toolkit

100+ simple ways for Scrum Masters to energise Agile meetings and engage Agile teams

Most Agile and Scrum teams work with a cadence built around four core meetings:

  • Standup
  • Planning
  • Review
  • Retrospective

These meetings are repeated by the team every Sprint/Iteration, week after week, month after month, year after year. So no matter how good the team, the Scrum Master or the Agile Coach, these meetings eventually start to become predictable, less effective and eventually just plain boring. And this can lead teams to become stale, demotivated and under-performing.

We can't blame the teams though; as the problem lies deep within the wiring of our human brains. We all have a section of our brain specifically designed for seeking novelty; Neuroscientists call it the substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area (SN/VTA), and they tell us (in laypersons language) that it starts to get a bit cranky unless we feed it something new and interesting from time to time. It follows that if we want to keep Agile teams fresh, engaged and at their best, we need a way to constantly provide novel variations to the four core Agile meetings.

The Agile Meeting Toolkit contains over 100 field-tested techniques; an almost endless supply of novelty, variation and fun to add to your meetings. This toolkit is simple to implement and immediately actionable, meaning that from today onwards you can energise every Agile meeting.

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