Reading a tweet by @mattbarcomb led me to this post: "Enabling constraints are about opening possibilities by limiting choices." a short read. #CodeRetreat facilitators use this, and have fun doing it!
Also, "Constraints that Enable Innovation - Alicia Juarrero"Alicia Juarrero, Professor Emerita of Philosophy at Prince George’s…Continue
Below is a handout that was given at the beginning of the day. A second handout was given just after lunch. Together they define an exercise designed to require teams to work out and demonstrate these skills:
The following are instructions handed out to participants at a recent workshop I ran. The stated goals of the exercise are to create a micro-service based calculator, a patently absurd goal. The real purpose of the exercise is the allow the attendees to learn for themselves how to self organize, providing only as much guidance as proves necessary. The results are described below the handout.
Welcome to ICC, Incremental Calculator Corp.…