Let’s Take a Journey Retrospective

Timing:¬†1 Hour Materials: Journey Line template¬†and a white board. Instructions: Select a Time Frame to cover (for this particular retrospective it’s better suited to cover longer periods of time: past release, last few iterations, etc,). Individual Reflection. Have individuals draw their journey line over the given timeframe on the template provided, annotating highs and lows (Demonstrate on Whiteboard). 5-10 minutes. Pair Share. Have each member…

The league of extraordinarily shortsighted agile superleaders retrospective

Excerpt We are servant-leaders. We are change agents. We lead by example. We move people. We put them first. We are superleaders. Our superpowers toolbox is full, but those powers don’t come for free. Everyone of them has a flip side. Every hero has a unique weakness. Be wary, one cannot use the pros without getting the cons. Here is the league of extraordinarily shortsighted…

May The 4th (Force) Be With You Retrospective

This is an entire retrospective based on Star Wars May the 4th (force be with you). It includes Goal, Focus, Check-In, Energizer, Gather Info, Analyze, and Create Action Items, and Close-Out. It also includes a special snack section and is a creative and productive way for the team to incorporate their thoughts about the last sprint, team building, and even their knowledge about Agile and Scrum into a fun holiday of sorts.This is an entire retrospective based on Star Wars May the 4th (force be with you). It includes Goal, Focus, Check-In, Energizer, Gather Info, Analyze, and Create Action Items, and Close-Out. It also includes a special snack section and is a creative and productive way for the team to incorporate their thoughts about the last sprint, team building, and even their knowledge about Agile and Scrum into a fun holiday of sorts.This is an entire retrospective based on Star Wars May the 4th (force be with you). It includes Goal, Focus, Check-In, Energizer, Gather Info, Analyze, and Create Action Items, and Close-Out. It also includes a special snack section and is a creative and productive way for the team to incorporate their thoughts about the last sprint, team building, and even their knowledge about Agile and Scrum into a fun holiday of sorts.This is an entire retrospective based on Star Wars May the 4th (force be with you). It includes Goal, Focus, Check-In, Energizer, Gather Info, Analyze, and Create Action Items, and Close-Out. It also includes a special snack section and is a creative and productive way for the team to incorporate their thoughts about the last sprint, team building, and even their knowledge about Agile and Scrum into a fun holiday of sorts.This is an entire retrospective based on Star Wars May the 4th (force be with you). It includes Goal, Focus, Check-In, Energizer, Gather Info, Analyze, and Create Action Items, and Close-Out. It also includes a special snack section and is a creative and productive way for the team to incorporate their thoughts about the last sprint, team building, and even their knowledge about Agile and Scrum into a fun holiday of sorts.

Pitfalls & Possibilities

A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers. A post-mortem, lessons learned, or retrospective particularly good for managers.

4 L’s4 A

I’ve riffed on retrospective exercise developed by Ellen Gottesdiener and Mary Gorman. That exercise uses 4 L’s in a quadrant format. The quadrants are labeled Liked, Lacked, Longed For, and Learned. I use 3 columns, Liked, Lacked and Learned. Then after the team has filled in those columns generally as a shout out exercise, I draw a line under them and ask, “So what are…