Safety Check

  • Post published:February 17, 2016

At the start of an agile retrospective you can do a safety check by asking people to write down how safe they feel in the retrospective.

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Retrium Tool

  • Post published:September 28, 2015

The Retrium tool for on-line retrospectives makes retrospectives for distributed teams easy and effective.

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Core Qualities

  • Post published:September 8, 2015

Teams can improve their way of working by exploring their strengths using a core qualities exercise.

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Get Actions Done

  • Post published:July 3, 2015

Here are some suggestions on what you can do to assure that you will have actions from agile retrospectives that are doable and that those actions get done.

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Business Value

  • Post published:July 3, 2015

Getting actions out of a retrospective that are doable, and getting them done helps teams to learn and improve. An overview of things that you can use to get value out of your retrospectives.

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Asking Questions

  • Post published:July 3, 2015

Asking questions is a technique that is easy to learn, but the effectiveness depends on the questions that you ask to the team. Here are some suggestions.

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5 Times Why

  • Post published:February 27, 2015

The 5 times why retrospective uses root cause analysis to identify the deeper causes of problems, and define actions to stop them.

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Asking Why?

  • Post published:February 20, 2015

Asking why gives insight in peoples behavior and their feelings and motives that drive them, helps to find root causes of problems, and reveal the strengths that people have.

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Action Radiator

  • Post published:February 18, 2015

Having some sort of visual indicator of the action items, along with the people responsible for them, always helps the team stay focused.

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Team Kudos

  • Post published:February 18, 2015

The most important thing is never to forget to appreciate and thank your team members for the ways they have helped each other.

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Open Space

  • Post published:February 18, 2015

Explicitly whether they would like to have a discussion about specific topics, and facilitating the discussion around those topics, can really help.

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Secret Box

  • Post published:February 18, 2015

With a secret box, team members can drop in their views and submit things they would want to discuss in the retrospective.

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