This activity is an effective and informal way to get your team thinking and talking about the future. It can uncover a few areas such as: risks, cool things, challenges, learning’s, expectations, people interactions.
1. Start by introducing Twitter and Twuffer
“Twitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter
“Twuffer allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets, and schedule their release.” twuffer.com/
2. Ask participants to write down future tweets (individually)
You can say something like: Let’s create a list of future tweets for our team. These tweets would be scheduled to [a date on the future; e.g. the release date]. Please write down your future tweets.
3. Make the future tweets visible to the whole group
I have used post-its on the whiteboard for collocated teams, or a shared document for distributed teams
4. Read it out loud
Take a few minutes to read the tweets with the group. Talking about the future tweets help the group understand the path ahead. The group should have a good time with some funny and interesting short messages people usually come up with.