Have you ever created idea that was really good?
Can you remember the moments, when you presented your ideas for first time?
What have you felt then? Have you ever been afraid of criticism?
Could you remember the cases, when your idea was not accepted, not because it was bad, but just because of politics?
If so, then possibly you will be intrigued to learn about a technique that helps to improve your ideas, but without being criticized?
So, let me introduce the Perfection Game.
The Perfection Game
It works as follows:
Rules of the Game
There are several rules of the Perfection Game.
If you would like to have your ideas improved, then be ready:
If, on other hand, you are evaluating an idea in Perfection Game, then be ready:
That means that you should give 10 points, even if you do not like something, but see no way to improve it;
How does the Perfection Game look in Practice?
For example, you would like to improve the user group meeting.Then, at the end of the meeting, reserve about 30 minutes time and say:
“Thank you for coming today.
We would like our meetings to always be lively and interesting for participants. Could you please provide feedback, and evaluate our meeting today on scale from 1 to 10, where 1 means that meeting was worthless and 10 – that meeting was really great.
Please take away the points, only if you have specific improvements. You could take away a different number of points for different improvements.
As well, please state what you liked about the meeting.”
Evaluation could look as follows:
“I give you 7 points out of 10.
What I really liked were the location of meeting, good exchange of ideas and the mix of participants.
In order to get 10 out of 10, I would give 2 points for having some snacks during the meeting and 1 point for better time management”
What is really important when playing the Perfection Game?
The Perfection Game is just one of Core Protocols – a set of techniques helping to improve team productivity that were designed by Jim McCarthy.
If you would like to experience the Perfection Game, learn more about Core Protocols, or about any aspect of agility, then you are welcome at Agile Round Table (Agiler Stammtisch) Frankfurt.
The next one will happen in Frankfurt at 5 December 2013, at Die Zentrale in 19:00.