The 3-day exploration simulation was designed to experiment, fail, learn and experience success.
Participants were faced with an ambitious challenge that was impossible to complete without collaboration, prioritization, understanding the customer as well as introducing new habits, rituals and principles into their work.
Even though participants were out of their comfort zone, they came out on top. They did it! And they experienced the benefits of this new way of working.
Feedback from a participant in the exploration experience:
"I was amazed by how quickly it felt like we were a team that trusted each other and started collaborating like we had known each other for years. This is hopeful and gives me confidence for the future."
A great challenge with great outcomes
And it was a challenge! The plan was to move to a new planet and attract people from Earth to join us in order to guarantee the survival of the human species. You can imagine how this felt during the first few days. We succeeded by applying simple values from the new way of working, such as improved customer interactions, team retrospectives and self-organization. The group understood the new key values and principles as well as getting to know basic (agile) practices.
What was the customer feedback like? Did they want to join us? Every final demo was unique, and the customers were amazed and couldn’t wait to join us on the new planet.
Small reflection moments are key
Five simple questions focused participants’ attention on customer value, organizational alignment, team collaboration, individual empowerment and on what could be improved.
A full Agile toolkit was created so participants could practice making improvements themselves. Currently this toolkit forms a source of inspiration in their transformation journey.
Participant of the exploration experience:
"The 5 key questions that we continuously challenged ourselves with or the moments that our coach challenged us have been crucial in my exploration journey."