Someone must have thought of this before but I have not read this anywhere so I thought I would jot it down. I recently ran a retrospective that I thought went really well, and apparently so did everyone else...
Measure with Check-in and Check-out
if you don't measure something how can you know if it improving? It is a staple of development so why shouldn't we apply it to our meetings as well. It is really easy.
- At the start of the retrospective ask everyone to write down a single word (or phrase) that sums up there feeling about how things are going
- Ask if anyone would like to share what they wrote down (can be more than one or even everybody)
- Do your retrospective
- Repeat step 1 at the end of the retrospective and see if anything changed