Friday, October 6, 2017

Creative Retrospectives

 Initator: Shelly Bishop
Attendees:  Denise Duggan, Alison Janke, Jennifer Maldonado, Rita Oglesky, Jamie Leatherman, Beth Galambos, Serg Ivanov, Amanda Serrano, Laura Menendez, Tami Volkert, Matt Warner, Bernie Manlapig, Bill Somerville, Jody Dattisman-Wagman ,Abbie Field, Daniel Bridges, Zach Lyons, Erik Tandberg, Stephanie Raffman

Creative Retrospectives
Friday, October 06, 2017
12:37 PM
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Picture of a car
<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>Parachute on the back are the things that slowed us down, driver is for kudos, bump in the road for what is coming up that might slow us down
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Websites
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<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>Tastycupcakes
<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>pointingpoker
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Let team members run the retro, SM run it only if no on volunteers
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>To avoid "ditto what he/she said", everyone writes first, then one person reads what was written
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Tools
<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>Retrium
<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>Sensei
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Bribe with treats (you get a cookie after you give input)
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Use comment box, facilitator pulls from comment box before the retro
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Quarterly agile health surveys to get anonymous pulse of the team
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Take them to a bar!
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Have everyone bring potluck to the next retro
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>When retro is over, only commit to one action.  Start talking in next retro with assessment on what was accomplished.
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>People quietly draw pictures of their thought of retro, hand in, then discuss
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Themed retros
<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>Halloween "What was the candy this sprint?", "what were the vampires?"
<![if !supportLists]>o    <![endif]>Camping "What were the roses? / Thorns?"
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>On one team, 3 new team members joined.  In that retro, they did a "speed dating" for the whole team to get to know each other (ask questions of each other for a set amount of time, then rotate)
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Add some levity at beginning with funny videos. 
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Ask what music the team wants for the next retro and play it
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Alternate neg / pos comments
<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>After a fairly dramatic time, one team made a "positive only" retro, and then just played a game.  Got the team morale back.

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