I need a picture and facts about the Greek god Hades.
Birthplace of Hades: The most common story is that Hades was born to the Great Mother goddess Rhea and Kronos (Father Time) on the island of Crete, along with his brothers Zeus and Poseidon.
Spouse of Hades: Persephone, who must stay with him part of each year because she ate a few pomegranate seeds in the Underworld.
Pets: Cerberus, a three-headed dog (In “Harry Potter”, this beast has been recently renamed “Fluffy”.); black horses; various other hounds.
Some Major Temple Sites: The spooky Nekromanteion on the River Styx along the west coast of mainland Greece, still visitable today.
Basic Myth: Hades springs out of the earth and captures Persephone, dragging her off to be his queen in the Underworld. Her mother Demeter searches for her and stops all foods from growing until Persephone is returned. Finally, a deal is worked out where Persephone stays one-third of the year with Hades, one-third of the year serving as a handmaiden to Zeus at Mount Olympus, and one-third with her mother; other stories skip Zeus’s portion and divide Persephone’s time between Hades and her Mom.
Interesting Fact: Hades originally may have been all of the dark and underworld aspects of Zeus, eventually considered to be a separate deity. He is sometimes called “Zeus of the Departed”. His name originally probably meant “invisible” or “unseen”, as the dead go away and are seen no more.
Project posters get filled out over the course of several sessions with your team, so don’t worry about doing it all in one go. In the first session, focus on defining the problem space. Then share it with your project sponsors as early as possible to get their feedback, which you’ll incorporate in future sessions as your project develops.
The poster is split into 3 parts to support this evolution:
Problem space – Explain why solving this problem matters to customers and to the business. Get clear on objectives and possible solutions.
Validate assumptions – Identify knowledge gaps and risks. What do you know and what do you need to find out?
Get ready to execute – Visualize the solution, and estimate the scope of the project.
HOW TO RUN EACH SESSION
Schedule 60 minutes with your team. Collect and share relevant information in advance (e.g., notes from user testing, analytics, customer feedback, market research, etc.).
Start the first session by sharing the project poster template with instructions. In future sessions, you can start by (briefly!) reviewing what’s changed on the poster.
Lead your team through the questions, making sure you’re basically agreed on each one before moving on to the next. If you reach a stalemate or team members have wildly different ideas, take the time to talk through them and try to reach a consensus. If you can’t, someone from the team should take on a follow-up task to gather more information and share it out. Ultimately, the project’s full-time owner (i.e., project manager) or executive sponsor may have to resolve differences of opinion by simply making a call on which direction to go.
As you work through each section, link off to other project artifacts that come out of other plays you might run: DACI, Experience Canvas, Trade-off Sliders, etc.