Retrospectives Quick Tip: Brainstorm Like Walt Disney

Effective brainstorming is critical in a retrospective. It is the very first thing you do during your retrospectives and serves as the foundation for the discussions that follow. So it’s not unexpected that I’m regularly asked how to have more engaging and effective brainstorm sessions.

Retrospectives Quick Tip: Participate, Facilitate and Alternate

I’m fortunate enough to attend the Retrospectives Facilitators Gathering every year. This year’s Gathering took place last week in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts and was, as expected, a transformative experience! While there are countless learnings that I look forward to sharing with you, there was one topic we discussed that really stood out to me: how do you balance participation with facilitation when running a retrospective?

Let Your Voice Be Heard: First Annual Agile Retrospectives report

Since our first call for input by way of the survey, we've received a lot of feedback on the Annual Agile Retrospectives Report, or AARR as we've started referring to it at Retrium. We've heard from some folks that there are additional topics that we should be covering; others want to see the survey broken into different sections. Regardless, there is one common theme in the response we've received in our feedback - it's about time! 

While the response we've received has already exceeded our expectations, we decided to extend the deadline to this Friday, May 12 to gather as much feedback as possible. Click here to take the survey now.