Retrospectives

If your team could only have one meeting, it would have to be a retrospective; driving continuous improvement through frequent, deliberate reflection.

 

We love retrospectives (and postmortems).


The team gathers on a regular cadence and upacks what happened, what worked, what didn't work, the successes and the failures. Through this exercise, opportunities for improvement emerge and team culture is positively reinforced.

Great retrospectives can often be challenging but they are always  constructive and blame-free. Involving a skilled facilitator is often a good choice for ensuring retrospectives are positive in these ways.

Some problems you might have with retrospectives include:

  • People assigning blame

  • No follow through on adaptation

  • Boring / not engaging

  • Inconsistent / infrequent

  • Poorly facilitated

  • Not participatory or inclusive

  • You've never experienced one

 

Workshop

In this workshop, you will...

  • Learn how to hold effective team retrospectives.

  • Learn multiple models and structures for retros.

  • Learn essential facilitation skills for retros.

  • Learn how to engage the team in retros.

  • Explore what a culture of learning looks and feels like.

  • Build your confidence in hosting retrospectives.

  • Learn common pitfalls of retros.

Retrospective Design

Often, the best retrospectives are highly tuned to the teams they serve. As a result, we are often asked to design a retrospective system for teams that want to squeeze every last drop of improvement out of the process.


With this service, we’ll learn more about your industry, organization, team and culture and design the perfect retrospective model for you. This will include any templates, resources, tools you might need. Ultimately, we’ll deliver a plug-and-play solution for you to use with your team.

Retrospective Facilitation

Building on the design service, we’ll craft the best possible retrospective model for your team  and we’ll facilitate it for you - ensuring you get to the maximum impact from the model.


You’ll watch how experienced facilitators deliver an effective retro and you’ll be able to participate as a contributor (rather than having to split yourself between contributing and facilitating).

 

Open Sessions

In addition to offering dedicated workshops for teams, we hold regular sessions that are open to individuals. If you'd be interested in one of those sessions, let us know...

 

You really kept us on track, and made sure all decisions and parking lot items were recorded. As a result, there was never a sense that something was "decided" but then lost, never to return to it again, and there was no derailing due to off topics, but rather an efficient use of the parking lot.

Anna - Marketing - Sensu

 

Silicon Valley, CA, USA

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