Hosting regular retrospectives with your team is the key to optimizing internal processes.
When applied across the entire organization, retrospectives at scale have the potential to make your business a well-oiled machine for delivering value to your customers.
Here's why you should scale this powerful Agile meeting beyond just one team.
A program is a group of teams often working towards a shared initiative, deliverable, or program increment. Retrospectives hosted at the program level will automatically include all members of the teams and can also include managers who may want visibility into critical issues effecting multiple teams.
ScatterSpoke supports retrospective meetings at scale to connect feedback from individuals, teams, and departments.
Team retrospectives help us focus on things we have the ability to change. Sometimes things outside the scope of the team need attention too. Teams can promote important cards from their retros to the program level retrospective to bring attention to issues outside their control to fix.
Teams lose hope when critical issues go unresolved for long periods of time. Hosting program retrospectives on a regular cadence will make sure that you are escalating issues and getting focus where it needs to be. Great opportunities for program retros are milestones like the completion of an Epic, MVP, or Agile Release Train.
Team retrospectives can feel a bit like living on an island. No matter how much you do to improve your island, the world around you still has a major impact on your quality of life. Program, Portfolio, and Organization retrospectives bring priority to issues that impact the entire business.
Big improvements take time. Scaled retrospectives ensure issues are seen, heard, and acted upon on a regular cadence so improvement takes place at all levels of the business- a critical steps towards enterprise agility.