On this weeks edition of #MiroverseMondays, I thought I'd experiment with videoing the Miro template rather than just a written description. Today, we cover Card brainstorming by Matthew Stephens at The Zebra
When should you use this template?
Do you have a problem your team need to solve?
Would you like to experiment with different prioritisation techniques in a visual way?
Then try the Card brainstorming template.
About this template
It will take you through step by step in defining, investigating, prioritising and determining actions to resolve your problem.
Step 1 - Identify problems
Step 2 - Frame your statements
Step 3 - Brainstorm new ideas
Step 4 - Prioritise ideas by effort / priority
Step 5 - Confirm actions and your next experiments
What I like about this template
It's customer focused. Each problem begins with identifying your strengths as well as how you might bring value to the customer
It provides a visual experience for those involved as opposed to many prioritisation techniques which can often be auditory or written exercises
Prioritisation achieves a similar outcome to WSJF - Weighted shortest job first, although without numerical variables, this should still help teams identify the things that will deliver the most value in the shortest time
It's a great option for remote teams who aren't able to cluster around a whiteboard and dot vote
What would I change about this template?
I'd build in an icebreaker at the beginning related to problem solving to warm up the team
I'd re-word 'actions' at the end as 'Experiments'
Credit again to Matthew Stephens and The Zebra, and to Miro for hosting on the Miroverse. Link to the template cab be found in the comments. Why not experiment with this template with your teams?
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