I stopped using powerpoint slides in my Scrum workshops in 2008, shortly after I had created a deck I was especially happy with—a very visual deck. Rather than discarding the slides I printed them out on card and since then have used these to cover the walls of the training room, creating a “Scrum Walkthrough”. The participants use this as a point of reference throughout the training, and it creates talking points during the breaks. I’m in the process of updating this set, to better reflect my current thinking, but for now they are still active.
I recently uploaded the slides to Google docs; they are uncopyrighted, open source, and free for anyone to download and use. Feel free to use the source files as you will, and add, remove and edit to suit your own training. I would prefer you do not add your corporate name, logo, or other identifying mark to the slides, but if this feels important to you, please talk with me first. A .pdf is also available.
Please tweet, or otherwise share this post so others can find and access these files. And please share your own version of this deck with the community.
Update: Stefan Roock has created versions of the .ppt and .key files with white backgrounds. They have less impact but will save you a lot of time and cost if you are printing the slides.
Lars Vonk wrote: Thanks 4 sharing! I especially like the Scrum Walkthrough idea.
Rob Myers wrote: Tobias, I’ve always admired these and have been working towards providing something similar in my courses. With these in hand, I can apply my creative efforts to other areas. Thank you!!!
Bob Hartman wrote: Tobias, thanks for making this available. I never had the chance to attend one of your workshops but I felt we had a lot of overlap in how we approached things. Looking at your slide deck shows me that was a correct feeling. I particularly like that you have a story burndown rather than tasks or hours! So many people do burndown charts that are useless that I created a series of blog entries about it. This will make me think hard about how I approach a few things in my workshops. I’m not sure I’ll change, but seeing another way to describe things (different words, same ideas) makes me think. Thanks! - Bob -
Eelco Gravendeel wrote: Really nice idea about putting the entire thing on the wall. The sheer amount of practices we tend to preach, but do not apply ourselves continues to amaze me.