1301, 2022

How to run great retrospectives online with remote and distributed teams

As predicted some time ago and recently catalysed, the popularity of remote working continues apace. Whether partially or fully remote, the benefits of such a workforce are hard to ignore - increased productivity and reach decreased costs access to a diverse talent pool better retention and employee satisfaction Within the context of agile, the retrospective is critical to the success of a team. So, given the increasing popularity of [...]

1101, 2022

What is a Scrum Master and why is their role so important in a retrospective?

Retrospectives play a vital part in Agile; the opportunity they provide for a team to adapt and improve is core to the delivery of value through continuous improvement. The Scrum Guide states that the purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to plan ways to increase quality and effectiveness. “The Scrum Team inspects how the last Sprint went with regards to individuals, interactions, processes, tools, and their Definition of Done. [...]

601, 2022

Coming Soon : Background Illustrations to Make your Retros Fun and Easy.

We were keen to kick off 2022 with energy and gusto. So, with the adage a “picture is worth a thousand words” front of mind, we will soon be introducing background images to make your retrospectives more engaging and interesting.Why?While words can be used to “describe” and “explain” illustrations can be used to “show”.Not only that, illustrations can also -communicate concepts inevoke emotions, andspark ideasDesigning new images also gave us [...]

2012, 2021

End of Year Retrospective: An Exercise in Gratitude

There’s a lot to be said for showing gratitude in the workplace; and with the end of 2021 insight, it struck us as the perfect opportunity to reflect upon that for which we are grateful at TeamRetro. Of course, as passionate advocates of agile and shameless fans of retrospectives, we couldn’t help ourselves - with a blank template and a few clicks of a mouse, we whipped up a [...]

912, 2021

Creating Positive Working Relationships Between the Product Owner and Agile Retrospective Team

The relationship between the Product Owner, Scrum Masters and Developers is critical to an Agile Team’s success. It’s a symbiotic relationship that relies on clear communication, aligned goals, transparency, and is founded on trust. Building a product that is widely adopted or continuous improvement is the usual goal, but the cohesion and dynamics of the team can determine how smooth and pain-free that process is. We wanted to learn [...]

811, 2021

5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of your Agile Team Health Check

Team health checks are a really easy way of measuring and tracking a team’s well-being to inform data driven action points that help support a team’s continuous improvement! If you’re new to team health checks, or if you just want to make sure you’re making the most of them, we’ve pulled together our top five tips to help you on your way. Tip 5. Aim [...]