how to facilitate 35

by Lyssa Adkins on August 30, 2009

how to facilitate 35

This is a short guide on “35” which is a way to get all participants agreeing to one vision or objective within 15 minutes or less. It rocks! (and is also good for getting people to prioritize a backlog or choose an option from many)

{ 2 trackbacks }

The 35 game with a touch of agile learning |Two three agile coaching
January 24, 2011 at 4:07 am
Characteristics of High-performance Organizations
April 3, 2013 at 11:18 am

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Hamish March 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Download is a tad supeflous… can be a useful technique tho

Each person writes their learning agenda for the course on an index card
Everyone walks around and mixes up the cards
When the facilitator says “stop” people pair up and apportion 7 points between the 2 cards, giving more points to the card that speaks to them the most (there is no 3.5)
Do this for 4 more rounds
Each person sum up the scores on the card they are holding
The card with the highest score “wins”
Illustrates: fast way to get a group to come to one idea while building shared knowledge of all the contributions to that idea and hearing all voices.
When to do it: to create mission/vision statements, sprint goal statements and for prioritizing a product backlog

Tomek January 11, 2011 at 6:44 am

Ahhh… It doesnt work under FF… Chrome on Mac allows me to download the file.

admin January 10, 2011 at 11:27 am

Worked for me too on IE and Chrome. John A

Lyssa Adkins January 10, 2011 at 11:20 am

It immediately downloaded for me (I use a Mac). Let me know what happened for you.

Tomek January 10, 2011 at 9:26 am


Could you please make sure that link to presentation work?


Leave a Comment