Ukrainian translation of the Prime Directive

The Ukrainian translation of the Prime Directive has been added to the blog post Retrospective Prime Directive in many languages. This post now contains 17 translations of this important statement that is used in Agile Retrospectives all over the world.

Ukrainian translation

Last week I gave a keynote about Driving Improvements with Agile Retrospectives at the Lviv Project & Product Management Day. I presented the Prime Directive in English and asked the people in the audience for a translation into Ukrainian. A big thanks to Yuriy Protsiuk who posted the Ukrainian translation on LinkedIn the next day.

The new translations that was added is:

Незалежно від того, про що ми дізналися, ми розуміємо і щиро віримо, що всі виконували роботу якнайкраще, враховуючи те, що вони знали на цей час, їх навики та уміння, наявні ресурси, і ситуацію, що склалася.

The Prime Directive

Psychological safety is essential when doing agile retrospectives. Norman Kerth came up with the prime directive for retrospectives in his book Project Retrospectives: A Handbook for Team Reviews. In our book Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives we referred to the prime directive as an effective way to establish safety.

The provided translations make it possible for teams to create a safe environment in their local language.

Retrospective Smells

Safety is so important that I dedicated one of the Agile Retrospective Smells Cards, Lack of Safety, to this. The card describes how to recognize this smell and provides antidotes that facilitators can use to restore safety.

The Agile Retrospective Smells Cards is an Agile Coaching Tool to deal with situations and behavior that can hamper your agile retrospectives. This deck of agile coaching cards can be downloaded in my webshop.

These cards can be used together with the Agile Retrospective Bingo, a game to recognize unproductive behavior. And there’s my best-selling book which provides you with many exercises to spice up your agile retrospective:

If you want Agile Retrospectives where attendees feel safe to speak up, the Agile Retrospective Smells Cards are there for you to make this possible!

Please share this news to help teams doing safe and valuable agile retrospectives all around the world!

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