What I like about it

  •     Real life example
  •     Get to know behavioural pattern I did not know before
  •     Play
  •     New presenter
  •     New way to bring an “old” book back
  •     The idea: that patterns exist for change & can help one to structure change
  •     Subject, play, format
  •     Great session. I just “read a book in 90 minutes”
  •     Discussion and play
  •     Practical labels
  •     Gives new ideas to resolve problems – I guess we often try the same patterns according to our comfort zone
  •     I like using intuition for changing organizations. Now it’s nice there’s a language & patterns that you can use.
  •     The role playing sessions were nice!
  •     The topic
  •     Makes me aware of the patterns, that they do exist in the roles of the people
  •     The play
  •     Short, sharp explanation of patterns
  •     Work in groups
  •     Format: lots of interaction
  •     Role playing story
  •     The exercise was actually useful for someone
  •     Informative
  •     Comprehensive
  •     Good dynamic: presenting pair worked well
  •     Learning new real life patterns
  •     How to tackle these issues
  •     Presented in a fun way.
  •     Participated myself
  •     Presented enthusiastically
  • Interesting format, nice overview

To improve

  • Prepare the role play acting a little more so that the play will be more clear and easy to understand
  • Find some way to show the patterns with more energy
  • Maybe pick out a few patterns and deep dive into them?
  • Walk around and help people to focus on the exercise
  • More transfer of experience/feedback from presenters during workshop part
  • More “directions” during case studies: find a problem, go through patterns
  • Even more interactive & engaging the audience
  • Little more practice time for the “players”
  • Steer the discussion to the patterns list early on as otherwise people keep just talking about the problem + solution without mapping to the list and therefore hitting the learning objective
  • A little more coordination between the speakers
  • Use colour in the slides. They are monochrome
  • More explaining of the patterns (== more time)
  • Handouts to take home
  • Improve the explanation of the graph
  • Use a remote control
  • Take charge of the plays and the transitions between play and presentation
  • Last part exercise: split into 2 iterations or more instead of one large section. Benefit: let the groups learn from each other’s first results
  • More story, fewer cases
  • The thing with the hats depends too much on who is playing
  • Involve more the participants, make it a workshop
  • Have “better trained” actors: while they gave a good enough example, they were not always clear and understandable. They need to rehearse more
  • Maybe some more success stories?
  • A bit more depth
  • More detailed examples of the patterns
  • There was some time left in the end that could have been used