MDD

Monday, 18 May 2015

Exercise: Retrospective


Objective:
To understand the activities that occupied our time on the most recent project.

Preparation:
This exercise should be run at a milestone or conclusion for a development project. It can be carried out individually or in small groups.
Allocate at approximately 30” to run this exercise.

Material:
Provide one copy of Allan Kelly's dialogue sheet to each group.

Instruction:
Follow the steps on the dialogue sheet and produce an activity/timeline sketch for the project.

Outputs:
A single A4 sheet of paper upon which each student/group creates their own activity/timeline sketch and learnings list. Write your name(s) on the sheet.

Learning Outcomes and Reflection:
At the end of completing the exercise the tutor can gather the diagrams, group and display them during discussion using a document projector. Alternatively select student/groups to show, talk about and explain their diagrams to the class.

Practical Aim:
Identify the key characteristics of collaborative design and production projects.

Cross reference: 
Systems development life cycle notes and Systems Development Life Cycle Analysis

Retrospectives from the Learn/Design/Construct exercise: