In order to keep your team retrospectives productive in the long-term, there are a couple of proven tactics you can use as a facilitator (but also as a team member). To make sure your team is excited for this meeting and you’re leading the team down the path of actionable takeaways, keep these following best practices at bay when you are planning or hosting your upcoming retrospectives.
Team Pulse is an analytics dashboard inside ScatterSpoke that does the heavy lifting so you can make data-driven decisions about your team process improvement and see patterns & trends develop over time.
The retro board we apply plays a fundamental part in facilitating different types of conversations and instigating a variety of ideas from within the team. Choose the right one for your distributed team.
The ScatterSpoke + Miro integration shows the contents of any Miro retrospective template inside ScatterSpoke. Now, you can gain real insights from past retros, hosted inside Miro, by tracking trends & patterns that will help you make better decisions.
Three critical data points to review during every retrospective will anchor your decisions to change the system in stats, not opinion. Transforming your subjective retro into an efficient, smart meeting based on facts, figures, and quantifiable improvements.
Organizational level retros facilitate collective ownership of the company’s performance. They allow people from all levels of the organization to understand their impact on the system and identify ways for improving them.
A scaled retrospective provides the chance to expand scope of improvements beyond the individual team.
We need to talk about what to change to fix the big problems. These are not short conversations. This should be the priority of our time together as a team.
One of the challenges we face as facilitiators is keeping everyone engaged in the conversation. This is true of sprint planning, story pointing and of course in retrospectives. There can be a lot of underlying reasons that a team stays quiet- here's our top five ways to get them talking again.