3007, 2020

Tips to overcome recency bias in your retrospectives

Source: https://technology-signals.com/4-ways-to-reduce-bias-in-performance-reviews/ Have you and your agile teams heard of the term recency bias?  Even if you haven’t you might be experiencing it when you conduct your retrospectives without even realising it.  Recency bias  is a psychological phenomenon where a person can remember something which has happened to them recently compared to the thing that has happened to them a while back. Here’s a little test to “experience” recency [...]

3007, 2020

Timeboxing for scrum teams and successful retrospectives

We’ve all been in at least one meeting where we come out and say “well that was a waste of time.”  This graph summarises the truth about human attention span in meetings. Source: https://www.boost.co.nz/blog/2014/09/the-joy-of-timeboxed-meetings.html  One way we can make sure teams and participants don’t leave meetings unhappy because it runs out of time and ineffective is to use the timeboxing methodology. Scrum teams have used timeboxing as a way [...]

2907, 2020

Feature Spotlight: Define Your Retrospective Templates

Here at TeamRetro, we're excited to share  features to make your online, hybrid or face to face retrospectives even more organized, accessible and creative. We're pleased to introduce a feature where you are able to define your own retrospective templates either for your team, or at an organizational level for all teams! Save your favourites in your template library that you can then use to run again. Let's find [...]

2907, 2020

TeamRetro Templates Now Available in Multiple Languages!

We've got some exciting news to share here at TeamRetro.  Our standard retrospective templates are now available in multiple languages, including French, Spanish and German. Thank you to our TeamRetro subscribers who suggested this, upvoted and made our online retrospective tool more accessible. With our platform used in over 40 countries worldwide we will continue to make common translations in TeamRetro in various languages. For now, let's look at how [...]

2807, 2020

Tips for actionable sprint retrospectives

At TeamRetro, we know that teams can face a number of challenges in their retrospectives. This includes working through disagreements and complaints, keeping employees engaged, and ensuring goals aren’t too unrealistic, to name a few. So when we came across this article by BuiltIn on "How to make sprint retrospectives more actionable," we had to share! The best part of this article is the knowledge sharing from scrum masters, [...]

2807, 2020

Appsfactory Turn to Online Retrospectives for Engaging Distributed Teams

Introducing Appsfactory   Appsfactory is one of  Germany's leading agencies for software development. The agency has over 15 interdisciplinary teams consisting of developers, QA and design staff as well as project managers. The company provides end to end software development services, including: implementing individual software  creating responsive websites implementing individualized back-end solutions for the real-time transmission of machine data chatbots implementation cloud services and hosting with Azure internet of things [...]