Posts tagged ‘Continuous Process Improvement’

March 7, 2012

Tired of long, stressful Retrospectives? Try out the “Triple B Retrospective”

by Sampath Prahalad

As a Scrum Master and moderator, are you getting bored with the way the Retrospectives are being held? Are they becoming forums where few individuals dominate and/or accusations are hurled at each other and not much constructive is coming out of them?

Here is a minor tweaking of the usual Retrospective format to ensure that each team member gets a fair chance to reflect and portray his/her views candidly.

Let us call it the Triple B Retrospective:”Bouquets, Brickbats and Bulbs”

  • Put up a chart paper (A2 or bigger) in the team area 2-5 days before the Sprint end (depending on the duration of the Sprint). Create 3 distinct areas with the below headings
    • Bouquets: Appreciation for a team member, Anything positive within the Sprint
    • Brickbats: Any process that can be improved, toned down or scrapped.
    • Bulbs: Bright ideas here on what can be done differently starting next Sprint.
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