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Agile team members need to be comfortable enough with each other so as to collaborate, interact and communicate most efficiently.

I took the initiative to run Team Building games in last 15 minutes in each retro! The first exercise that we did is called Candy Love from here.

How do we do it?

  1. Get M&Ms
  2. Each member picks one and answers the question corresponding to the color.
  3. Keep repeating till everyone answers all questions.

Red – One thing that you love about your job. Now this is interesting because some people are not happy about their jobs. So this candy will let them see the positive side about their work.

Yellow – A life goal you are working on. This gives everyone positive vibes and inspiration.

Green – Your favorite book or movie. Everyone has hobbies and past-time recreations so it’s definitely a great candy to divert their attention to the things they love to do.

Purple – Favorite way to revive yourself during the workday. This kind of de-stresses their minds thinking about spa, movie, bonding with the family, etc.

Blue – One stressful thing about your job you wish you could improve. This one is actually motivating since it will convert every negative things about their job into something positive.

Orange – Your favorite food. Everyone loves food. It’s a topic that really picks up everyone’s interest.

It’s quite interesting to know this stuff from your team members!