Timeline Driven by Data is a great activity to get the team recollecting on events in a timeframe, with emphasis on different categories.

Running the activity:

  1. Start by creating a timeline at the bottom of the canvas.
  2. Decide upon a few remarkable events to be added to the timeline (e.g.: project start date or a new person joining the team).
  3. Create a few horizontal areas on the board, one for each category you want the team to focus on. For example, marketing, sales, support, engineering.
  4. Ask participants to share their notes.
  5. Discuss the notes and collect action items.

This activity helps the team think about different data points. By building a timeline, the team gets new insights based on actual data and how it affected the outcome.


Remote-team advice: This activity works well for remote teams. Use a remote board of your choice.