Course Environment - LeSS
Craig Larman, firstname.lastname@example.org
ORDER SOON! Whiteboard-Like Solutions
- ORDER THESE ASAP
- Because there are exercises involving "WHITEBOARD CLING-SHEETS", we need this supply -- and a VAST flat clear wall area per table.
- Order ONE ROLL PER EACH TABLE OF 4 or 5 people. e.g., 4 tables = 4 rolls, each 40 feet. As explained in related link, your best choice is the WIZARD WALL 40-foot refill rolls, via Amazon.
- ORDER THESE ASAP... this is a list of online suppliers for whiteboard cling-sheets: Whiteboard-like Sheets for Agile Modeling On Walls
- Teams will be doing agile modeling at vast wall areas covered with "WHITEBOARD CLING-SHEETS", SO IT IS CRITICAL THAT each team needs lots of CLEAR FLAT wall space for this. To be clear: There must be lots of clear empty wall space, and we must be able to use the walls, and put things on the walls.
- People will be organized into table-teams, averaging 5 people per team. The tables are ideally in separate islands, circular or square, with a team at each.
- Round tables are ideal, but we can live with rectangular layouts
- Tables should not be against the walls; we are using the walls as a working area in this course.
- Distribute the tables throughout the room
BEER & WINE & Cheese (really) "afternoon cocktails"
- each day, from perhaps 17:00 to 18:00, we will be doing a deep-dive structured Q&A session. this really goes better with some beer ;). not a bottle per person, but just a little to share after a long day of information and activities.
- i suggest 1 bottle for each 2 people, per day. ideally Belgian (this is a LeSS guide) e.g., Duvel. or a local crafty beer, or Sam Adams
- 1 bottle of decent red, 1 bottle of decent white
- 1 cheese tray with crackers
- ideally, an "air remover" thingy for the wine bottles, so can consume the open bottles over the 3 days
- if there's no fridge we can use, if you can bring a cooler with some ice, great!
Physical Room Setup and Supplies for the Coach
Read this for both setup and supplies: Physical Setup and Supplies for the Coach
Computers, Software and Networking
- no computers
- Internet access for the coach; it is not needed for the students
Supplies for Each Table of Participants
Per Team-Table (e.g., of 5 people):
- 5 sticky blank name labels, for people to put on, after they've written their name on it. often, these come in peel-off sheets, and that implies "1 sheet per table"
- 2 packages of 3x5 inch Yellow-only Post-It notes
- 5 BLACK "Sharpie" style small fine-tipped black marker pens
- 5 BLACK WHITEBOARD marker pens