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Agile Adlibs (Series #1)

Have your retrospectives degraded into a series of lifeless shrugs and listless suggestions?

Overcome team disengagement with the mightiest of tools: a table saw!

No, wait. I mean: comedy! You definitely want to use comedy and not a table saw. Forget I ever mentioned table saws.

Ahem.

Agile Adlibs are a retrospective tool that taps into your team’s subconscious in order to concoct creative — and telling — responses to familiar situations. Your team can then unleash that same creativity to improve their collaborative processes.

Each Adlib is a fill-in-the-blank game that coaxes participants into stepping outside of their rote routines so they can gain perspective on impediments and potential improvements.

 

 

 

$9.00

Using Agile Adlibs

Agile Adlibs encourage participants to stretch creatively and intellectually. They break up the logjam of inflexible thinking.

To lead a session of Agile Adlibs:

  • Break your scrum team into pairs and give each group an Agile Adlib sheet. Each sheet contains a story with key words omitted.
  • Have the pairs fill in the blanks without first reading the story, choosing whatever words come into their heads.
  • Reunite your whole scrum team to read their collaborative stories aloud, address the retrospective questions the stories raise, select appealing action items, and laugh.
What do Agile Adlibs look like?

What’s Included?

  • Five hilarious Agile Adlibs (enough for a team)
  • Step-by-step facilitation instructions
  • A license to use Agile Adlibs with a single team
  • Access to a member’s only support forum
  • 30–day unconditional money-back guarantee

$9.00

User Reviews

  • Agile Adlibs got our team laughing and relaxed… and then the conversation that followed each story really brought out some things that concerned the team.

    Stacy Love,
    CSM at DuPont Pioneer

  • Agile Adlibs made the retrospective feel less exhausting… The positive mood brightened the rest of the day; a lot of things seemed to go smoother from then on!

    Markus Huehn,
    Product Owner at Daimler FleetBoard GmbH

Still have questions?

We have some answers. Let’s hope they match!

Does this come with everything I need to run the retro?

Yes! Well... except for a scrum team, paper, and some pens. Other than that, you’ll be all set. Just print out the PDF, read the facilitation instructions, and you’re good to go!

How long will it take?

All the Agile Adlibs fun easily fits in the standard time box for a retrospective. Most teams take 45 minutes to an hour to complete a session, though timing is dependent on the conversations your team has. We recommend blocking out a two-hour slot for a two-week sprint and you’ll have plenty of time.

What if I hate it?

Hate is a strong word, but if you don’t like the retrospective and want a refund, that’s okay. Simply reply to your order confirmation email within 30 days of purchase, request a refund, and we’ll refund your money.

Is there sales tax? I don’t like tax.

Nope. If sales tax is due based on your location, we’ll pay it for you.

When will I receive my Agile Adlibs?

Instantly via email! You can run the retro today!

Try Agile Adlibs now, risk-free.

If you’re not satisfied for any reason, get a full refund for up to 30–days.

You will receive:

  • Five hilarious Agile Adlibs (enough for a team)
  • Step-by-step facilitation instructions
  • A license to use Agile Adlibs with a single team
  • Access to a member’s only support forum
  • 30–day unconditional money-back guarantee

$9.00