What is the Family Circle Retrospective?
Our work team is often an extension of our family. We spend so much time with them, so it’s important to acknowledge and respect the part they play in our lives. One of the best ways to do so might be through this creative retrospective using the family circle. Each caricature in the Family Circle represents an aspect of the agile learning and professional development framework. Each family member brings a new perspective or outlook but are all important in the overall schema of life.
As you can see from the question set, this is not about identifying people per se but more about aspects of the product or sprint that can be considered in the context of the family life cycle.
Family Circle Retrospective Format
What is something new we are doing or want to do? This could be a new feature, process or design we want to put in place.
What is performing well? This may have been things that have delighted the customer, positive feedback from the product owner or key metrics that have been met.
What is stable and reliable? Areas that have been a solid performer, where changes had been implemented and not had any issues or bugs.
What situations or people have we learned from? These are stories, learnings or experiences that would be good to share with the other people in the team.
Long Lost Relative
What is on the horizon? Looking towards into the future, these are potential opportunities or challenges that are coming up.