User Requirements gathering with Lego® Serious Play®
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LEGO® Serious Play® is a powerful thinking, communicating and problem solving technique that can help you and your team do serious work through structured play activities using a popular and playful 3D modeling toy. Through a facilitated process of building models that, storytelling and reflection, every person at the table is engaged and actively participating in the discussion, whether the topic is individual aspirations, team relationships, developing a new product or solving a wicked organizational problem. Everyone builds and everyone tells their story – all participants have equal opportunity to put their own points of view on the table, unlocking new perspectives and exposing the answers that are already in the room. LEGO Serious Play has been used successfully for team-building and problem solving in a variety of organizations, from NASA to RBC to academic settings and public utilities. This presentation provides a hands-on introduction to LEGO Serious Play, so that you can experience firsthand how using LEGO to do real work unleashes creativity and enables meaningful conversations in a very short time. We will explore how to use this playful technique to collaboratively elicit information about user requirements and strategic design issues using the open source User Requirements with Lego methodology developed by a team at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. This approach is particularly suited to product teams that want to get team members and stakeholders sharing their different perspectives on common goals in an open and light-weight manner. Outcome Participants will be exposed to a powerful technique intended to fill in the gaps in some traditional requirements gathering methods. Using LEGO Serious Play to elicit requirements information focuses, fosters creative thinking and exposes ideas and feelings that may not emerge using more traditional methods of analysis.