Liberating Structures Iceberg

In this post Keith McCandless explores three primary levels of use and implications for future development.

  1. Playful-Practical Tools: Liberating Structures are a set of seriously playful tools that generate creative engagement and practical results in meetings.
  2. A Principled Repertoire: As LS are introduced into everyday work or activities, they start to replace conventional patterns at a deeper level. New habits and patterns start to form.
  3. Inventive DNA: Fewer users notice immediately the five microstructural design elements underneath each LS can be recombined endlessly.

The Five microstructural design elements are:

  • Make an invitation
  • Sequence & Allocate Time
  • Arrange Space
  • Configure Groups
  • Distribute Participation

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Myth: The Product Owner is a proxy for stakeholders

In this post, The Liberators bust the myth that the Product Owner is a proxy for stakeholders. The bottom-line is that Scrum Teams become significantly less Agile when only the Product Owner communicates with stakeholders. Instead of framing the Product Owner as a proxy, they instead prefer to explain the Product Owner as the person responsible for including stakeholders in the conversation. They offer a few concrete tips on how to do this.

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