Involve minorities and introverts into the team’s improvements and actions with the extreme Pairing Retrospective.
Mad Sad Glad helps teams to look for things that make them happy, sad, or drive them mad, and to decide how they want to address them as a team.
Easy and powerful exercise to discuss things that teams want to Start, Spice-up, or Stop.
Look for things your team Liked, Learned, Lacked, and Longed For in their iteration
Here’s some ideas on how to come up with less actions to get more done.
Here are a couple of techniques and exercises that you can use in retrospectives to learn from things that go well.
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.
Having some sort of visual indicator of the action items, along with the people responsible for them, always helps the team stay focused.
The most important thing is never to forget to appreciate and thank your team members for the ways they have helped each other.
With a secret box, team members can drop in their views and submit things they would want to discuss in the retrospective.
This retrospective exercise can be used within agile frameworks like Scrum, SAFe, XP or Kanban to have teams agree upon the vital few improvement actions that they will do.
The Perfection Game can be used as a retrospective exercise to quickly discover strengths and define effective improvement actions.