30 to 90 minutes
Long paper roll. (longer the time span of the project, longer the paper). Sticky notes, visible crayons that allow clear writing on the sticky notes.
It is a planning tool, used in project management. In the dragon dreaming method, a modified version of it is known as a 'karrabird'.
The planning tool. Graphic representation of a project timeline and therelationships between the tasks in consequential order. It gives a clearoverview on what tasks need to be completed before others, which taskscan be executed contemporarily, relationships between tasks and theoverall duration of the project.
Describe the present situation, then describe the situation as you want it to be in a defined period of time. (e.g. in a month, number of months,a year…). Create a timeline. Ask the group a question: What needs to happen and when, that will bring us to the desired situation?Use sticky notes and place them on the right positions in the timeline. The whole group participates. Once the tasks are listed in consecutive order, connect them with arrows; arrows pointing from the tasks that need to be completed before to the subsequent task. Some tasks will have more arrows pointing out or in. Those tasks are usually more important than the tasks with only one arrow pointing in or out. It is allowed to move notes from others on the timeline if explained why.
When the tasks are listed assign responsible persons for each task or set of tasks.
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