Lean Coffee - the "we're not dead yet" edition

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Old Town Pizza

226 Nw Davis St · Portland

How to find us

look for the fun people scribbling madly on sticky notes

Location image of event venue


2016? Agile? Like to prognosticate, expound or listen intently? We're there for you.

(Did you miss the last one due to some unfortunately hyper-confusing instructions? Ahem. That organizer has been taken out to the back shed for re-education. Let's do this right.)

We'll meet at 5pm, spend a few minutes gathering ideas and drinks, then roll right into the smooth easy cadence of lively discussion.

New to Lean Coffee? It's a great way to have real dialogue on topics, and we generally are discussing lean and agile. As far as the mechanics, here are the basics:

Step 1: Everybody writes down topics they'd like to discuss (_anything_ goes) on stickies placing them in the center of the table. Take as much time as needed, but typically takes only 3-5 minutes.

Step 2: Each topic is briefly described by its writer (15-30 seconds typically per sticky).

Step 3: Each person gets three votes which they indicate by marking the voted-for sticky with their sharpie (they can put as many votes as they like on one sticky).

Step 4: The top stickies are placed in the ToDo column, ordered by the stickies with the most votes at the top.

Step 5: Each of these stickies are discussed for 5 minutes, based on prioritization. The facilitator takes a quick "Cesar" (thumbs up/down/meh) vote at the five-minute timer, and she moves on for two more minutes if the discussion still has majority interest. When complete, move the sticky over into a new column that represents 'done'. Repeat step until all done.

Step 6: If enough time is left over, do another sticky or two.

Step 7: wrap-up thoughts at the end - what one idea or person did you most enjoy, then break for home/drinks/cover.