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Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders by Jean Tabaka

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Chapter 25. Crystal Clear

In his book on the Crystal Clear methodology, Alistair Cockburn has captured a recommended set of “Techniques” for guiding teams in their agile and collaborative approach to software development and project management. The first three of these Crystal techniques set the project collaborative tone as team meetings or workshops: Methodology Shaping, the Blitz Planning Meeting, and the Reflection Workshop. In each of these collaborative events, teams form and grow through agendas that step them through brainstorming and communication around their project persona:

How shall we work (Methodology Shaping)

What is the size and shape of our upcoming work (Blitz Planning)

How will we continually improve as we work and deliver ...

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