This experiment was a collaboration with Susan Basterfield from Golden Pandas (a livelihood pod in our neighbourhood of the Enspiral super-cluster). She has a long term relationship as a consultant with an organisation in Australia who provide nursing care.
Susan and I (mix) got talking about this and decided to pair on the preperation of a workshop about introduce Agile for Business. I have a background doing Agile Software, but also in technical education and art.
We set aside a couple of hours and explored the current context of the organisation, and what good next steps might be. This involved understanding things like :
- who's in the room
- what is their capacity
- what does success look like
I kept notes and facilitated us through this exploration.
Once we'd talked concepts we put together a rough timeline for a 2 hour workshop. There was some back and forth about how best to balance things like :
- covering theory vs. interactive exercise
- planning content vs. making space for adaptation to meet needs
- intersting exercise vs. need for specialised materials (e.g. lego)
We agreed how to split up some work - my part was to go away and illustrate some slides
This is part of a series looking at the iteration inside The Scientific Method. It also includes the meta-pattern of iteration of the process - we showed the progression of the 'Natural History Method' (shown above) into the modern Sceintific Method.
We agreed early on that there was a cap for how much Golden Pandas could afford for this ($500 NZD). I proposed that I work at an hourly rate of $90/ hour, with a maximum cap of $500.
Like other collaborations with coops and collectives that are values-aligned, my primary motivation is working with excellent people, doing good work, and working to make sure the outcomes were win-win.
Like a lot of early experiments, I tracked my time on this project (to get a more accurate sense of the time costs).
I'm always surprised at how long slides take. In this case I did barely any post-production on my drawings, ...and still.
Susan and I are going to do a debreif/ retrospective when she returns from Australia.
I'm really interested to know:
- how'd the workshop go in practice?
- what were the surprises?
- did people understand my drawings?
- how did she find talking to me drawings?
- do you feel like you got good value from this collaboration
- did the amount of money feel ok?
- anything you'd change
- what feedback do you have fo me?
TO DO: UPDATE AFTER RETRO!