How do team members rate the ROTI of the meeting?
The value that each team member gets out of their agile retrospective or health check will vary from meeting to meeting but there are few decision criteria that can guide the rating.
Value can be obtained by receiving answers to questions or hearing information that can help you move forward with a task, avoid rework, improve the way you work or overcome an obstacle.
There may have been a person, process or piece of information that was blocking progress so having this at the meeting can help move the needle in making a decision.
If the meeting highlights, addresses or explores options around improving the meeting, then there can be a clear sign of value.
Prioritising, re-prioritising or even redefining future work may seem like a non-productive exercise but is a value adding activity if it can create alignment, focus and direction.
Team building and agreements
An often neglected aspect of work meetings is building rapport, communication and team spirit. The value may not be as extrinsic as an output or artefact, but more intrinsic in terms of agreeing on the way the team works together.