Break down silos and promote better communication, collaboration and teamwork
About the Flying Scotsman
The Flying Scotsman will put any team or department to the test, as they work independently to build different sections of this iconic train before coming together for the final assemby. Teams are free to be as innovative as they want, but the completed train must meet the following minimal criteria:
- Train Length: 9 metres
- Train Width: 1.5 metres
- Load Capacity: 2 people
- It must move!
- The importance of communication
- The importance of trust, collaboration and teamwork
- The importance of diversity and inclusion
- The importance of resourcefulness
It is during this stage that teams appoint a Team Leader and Supply Chain Manager
- A blueprint for their section of the train
- A list of resources needed
- A project plan
Teams leaders meet on four occasions for 10-minutes to discuss how their team is approaching the project, their progress they have made and the challenges they are facing.
Teams work on building their respective section of the train over the course of four 30-minute sprints.
At the start of each sprint the Supply Chain Manager is given access to the Supplies Room for 5 minutes.
The respective teams come togther for the final assembly. Its during this stage that they see what the other teams have been working on as they try to connect all the sections together.
- What went well?
- What didn't go according to plan?
- What would we do differently?