Tweets to the future 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.

Running the activity:

  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.”
    “Twuffer allows the Twitter user to compose a list of future tweets, and schedule their release.”
  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.

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

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