It’s a scene that plays out in teams around the world regardless of industry.
“Gathering data creates a shared picture of what happened. Without a common picture, individuals tend to verify their own opinions and beliefs. Gathering data expands everyone’s perspective.”
- Diana Larsen and Esther Derby, Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
“You know what my favorite part of starting a trial is?
Creating a new username and password!”
- No One Ever...Literally Not Even Once
During the first webinar of the new Retrium Expert Series, Mark Kilby, expert on distributed agile, gave some great insights into how distributed teams can be better supported by building customized workspaces.
The way some developers feel about sitting through a retrospective is the same way most cats feel about sitting in water — they’d really rather not.
Trust is important — trust us.
A retrospective where no one speaks is about as useful as an NBA playoff game where no one plays. Yep, it’s that useless. Just a room full of silence and stares, as if the facilitator is speaking a foreign language.
When you think of a retrospective, you most likely envision a group of people sitting around a conference room, discussing roadblocks, and mapping out ways to improve their processes. However, with the advancement of technology and the desire for flexible work schedules, more teams are working and collaborating in their own space and time zones.