Together with an Agile Coaches team I have been working with for some time, we designed a team discovery, for each new team that began in the agile transformation we were supporting. The first activity we did was Personal Maps.
First we talk about the importance of knowing ourselves as members of a team, as well as that we build an identity and recognize our roles within the team.
Then we present Personal maps, with the example of the facilitator and invite team members to complete theirs individually, for about 10 mins.
Once everyone has finished, we ask them to share their maps one by one, their classmates may ask about information that catches their attention.
At the end, we ask you to share what caught your classmates' attention, and then we invite you to paste your maps into a wall space that you will share in your day to day.
- We can use some icebreaker before the activity to go into confidence
- It is important that the facilitator's personal map has information in different dimensions, such as work, family, hobbies, sports, etc.
- Wait long enough for everyone to finish their personal maps
invite them to customize their maps with colors that way, it becomes more entertaining