First, let me ask you a question — what do you see when you look at this cartoon strip?
Really think about it.
There is no right or wrong answer. Your objective and subjective opinion matters.
Now, lets take a moment to step back and see what the team has come up with. OK, so the team right now is you, and use me as the facilitator.
Make a list of what you think these are. Go ahead. Nobody is watching you, its OK.
If you have done the exercise above, take a moment and step back (take some time) to reflect on the different pictures that have been developed from your list.
Take some time and think about them.
Close your eyes — do not fall asleep — and visualize this. Open them when you are done so you can continue reading this blog entry!
The list may be pretty long.
Maybe take the top two or three things on the list you created.
Can you use them to make a difference on what you do daily with Scrum Teams?
What are you personally going to do with this information now?
Thank you for taking the time to do this, as I know your time is valuable.
Guess what we just did?
The framework has five things — and go back up (now that you have the list) — to help you get the most from your retrospectives.
- Set the Stage
- Gather Data
- Generate Insights
- Decide What to Do
- Close the Retrospective.