A business meeting format inspired by Scrum/Agile methods. Principles: First, start your next meeting by designating three roles: Facilitator, (In real Scrum, this role should be the “Scrum Master,”), “Product Owner,” the person who defines what qualifies as the “deliverable.” Scrum has very few rules, but one is that the Facilitator . . . Read more
Speed network (or speed business meeting) is a meeting format designed to accelerate business contacts, generally with a bell. Primarily, the practice involves multiple people that gather in a single space in order to exchange information.Participants greet each other in a series of brief exchanges during a set period of . . . Read more
A sprint is a get-together of people involved in a project to give a focused development on the project. Sprints are typically two to seven days long. Sprints have become popular events among some Open Source projects. For example, the PyPy project is mostly developed during regularly held sprints where . . . Read more
PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha is a presentation methodology in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKuchaNights (PKNs) or . . . Read more
Ignite is a global event, organized by volunteers, where participants are given five minutes to speak about their ideas and personal or professional passions, accompanied by 20 slides. Each slide is displayed for 15 seconds, and slides are automatically advanced. The Ignite format is similar to Pecha Kucha, which features . . . Read more
Open source framework to organize Hackathons
A fast design process based on the design thinking structure championed by IDEO and Stanford’s d.school tweaked by Google Designer Jake Knapp. this process works especially well for startups.