The Three Little Pigs is a fun retrospective activity that uses the Three Little Pigs story to foster a conversation about improvements for getting our structures more solid.
Running the activity
1.Draw and explain the participants the 3 columns:
- House of straw – what do we do that just about hangs together, but could topple over at any minute? (e.g. “our deployment script is very manual, and prone to error – we could break production very easily”)
- House of sticks – what do we do that is pretty solid, but could be improved? (e.g. “our automated tests are pretty good, but sometime they fail for no reason, and we have to run them, which is a pain”)
- House of bricks – what do we do that is rock solid? (e.g. “our automated deployment and cutover has never failed. It rocks”)
2. Ask the participants to share hteir nores on post-it and place on one of the three columns
3. Filtering and group conversation about action items.
This activity was shared by Steve Wells. It is an awesome and fun activity, especially when it involves a good drawing about the three pigs with their houses.