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10 MUST DO’S FOR EFFECTIVE “PROJECT RETROSPECTIVE”

by on Jun.14, 2009, under Storage

10 MUST DO’S FOR EFFECTIVE “PROJECT RETROSPECTIVE”

Retrospective provides team members an opportunity to find out what is working well & what needs to be improved. It not only allows team to make adjustment for the future, but also ensure that good practices are reinforced and repeated.

To make the retrospective more effective following are recommended steps which can help making a great team with the help of retrospective.

  1. Plan and conduct for every Iterations / [2-3 weeks]. Better to conduct at the end of iteration before the next iteration begins.
  2. Do it with a smaller team (Less than 20 people].
  3. Make sure all participants have the complementary skills and are committed to a common goal.
  4. Ask each individual to come prepared to the retrospective meeting.
  5. Establish a safe environment where team can expose sensitive topics and at the same time have a meaningful conversation. Team should be open enough to provide inputs.
  6. Set ground rules like (mobile phones to silent mode, no interruptions, only one person is talking at a time etc) & ensure equal participation from all attendees.
  7. Review your metrics and use it as a way to have a good meaningful conversation (e.g. defects from previous iteration, team temperature etc.)
  8. Capture all issues, but prioritize & brainstorm on only top 2-3 issues which needs quick actions. Take action for next iteration rather taking long term goal
  9. Maintain a backlog to keep other suggested improvements.
  10. Review action items from previous retrospective and take corrective actions.

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