Coaching Environment - Mini-Sprint

Contact Information

Craig Larman, [email protected]


Room, Tables, and Walls

All the teams need to be together in one big room, with one large team table for each team.

e.g., 3 teams -> 3 big tables.


Each team needs to be close to a large (at least 2 meters high by 4 meters wide) "blank" wall area, without bumps, art, etc. Just a big flat space. This wall area will eventually (done by the teams) be covered with "magic whiteboard" material, and visual management areas.

e.g. 3 teams -> 3 wall areas


Table Layout

Each team (of 7 people) needs to be together at one table. Each team has their own table. The team members surround their table, facing each other. Computers will be set up on each table.


"Whiteboards"

THESE MAY TAKE AWHILE TO RECEIVE, SO BUY EARLY.

THESE MUST BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUBSTITUTION.

Buy 1 package of the following, for each team (e.g., 3 teams -> 3 packages total)... here are the best brands to buy:

* (BEST option) Wall Wizard *Refill* Rolls 40 ft. -- no need to buy the original box. http://wizardwall.com/Replacement-Rolls-c12/

* (ok option - Europe) Magic Whiteboard. http://www.magicwhiteboard.co.uk

* (ok option - North & South America) Magic Whiteboard. http://www.magicwhiteboardproducts.com

* (ok option - North & South America) Smart Sheets. http://www.smart-sheets.com/


Other Drawing/Wall Tools

THESE MUST BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUBSTITUTION.

  • 1 roll of "masking" tape or "painters" tape that won't strip the paint off the walls when removed
  • per team, 1 package of NEW BLACK dry erase markers for whiteboards. NOT other colors, ONLY black. e.g., 3 teams -> 3 packages total
  • 4 whiteboard erasers (total)
  • 2 rolls of paper towels for wiping


Projectors

  • for each 2 teams, 1 computer projector. e.g., 3 teams -> 2 projectors


"Paper" Tools

  • 2 scissors
  • 1 package of regular 8.5x11 A4 inch printer/copier paper
  • per team, 1 package of typical 3x5 inch Post-It notes. e.g., 3 teams -> 3 packages
  • per team, 3 BLACK "Sharpie" style small fine-tipped black marker pens. e.g., 3 teams -> 9 Sharpies.


Supplies for the Coach

Read this: Supplies - for Coach Use


Computers, Software and Networking

Read this: Environment - Product Team Programming