What are the funny and innovative techniques you use as a manager to bring about structure in a project without enforcing rules per say. Here are some examples:
- Have a Big Balloon with the words “I Broke the Built” on the cubical of the person who breaks the build. The Balloon keeps moving depending on who broke the build last.
- Another fun rule we have worked in the past is we stop all development the moment the high priority bug screen on our bug tracking system has a scroll bar on it.
- Another one is a “GJD” (Great Job Done) batch gifted for doing stupid things like introducing a nasty bug in the system.
- Anyone who breaks the build adds a dollar to the kitty and when we have enough money either donate it or have a party with that money.
A classic is the Joel Spolsky recommendation: Who ever causes a build break the build baby sits the build till someone else breaks it.
The key here is funny techniques which foster no negative feelings but at the same time encourage people to act responsibly in a fun environment.
Do you believe in using fun to encourage responsible behavior in a team environment?
If yes, what are various innovative ways you use with your projects?
A huge interesting list all in one place would be valuable.