ONE THING on Awesome Agile Retrospectives

Bruce McCarthy

Most of us can remember a time where it felt great to be on a team: everyone was on the same wavelength and you were happy and hyperproductive. How to replicate it? One way is to run what I call an Awesomeness Retrospective.

It’s easy to gloss over retrospectives. But in my experience, they can be hugely valuable if you ask the right questions. My favorite conversation starter? “How awesome is it being on this team right now?"

Here are some slides from a talk I gave at Agile New England on the subject. Do you use retrospectives? Enough? What’s your favorite question? 

OKRs: I'll be leading a workshop on Objectives & Key Results for Product Teams at the Mind the Product online conference on July 20-23. Coming?

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