cross posted on FunRetrospectives.com
This is a follow-up on the Plus Minus Voting activity. It creates a visual tool for the marked items according to its total score (from the lowest to the highest).
Running the activity
1. Create an axis as per the figure below (<- -="" minus="" plus="" zero="">).->
2. Ask the participants to place the marked post-its (from the Plus Minus activity) on the axis as per their total score (e.g., 4 + and 1 – have a score of 3).
3. Discuss with the group about the items.
Note that the items with + and – on it represent items in which the participants have different opinions.
I find this activity specially useful for cleaning up the canvas. The
post-it with most votes are picked up and moved to a new place. By
doing this, the participants are naturally filtering out the notes. Some
colleagues have added an extra dimension (an Y axis) for counting the
total number of votes (picture below).