At the start of every year, the question “do you have any new year resolutions?” is asked frequently. During my professional life as a scrum master, I notice my preparation for retrospectives could be improved. After some consideration, I came up with the retrospective challenge 2020. As a result, I came up with the following experiment:
“If I write a blog post on the form of every retrospective I host, I will prepare them better”
I notice that in all the retrospectives I host, My own team, other teams or larger project groups do not get equal preparations. I host, or co-host the following kind of retrospectives:
- Development teams (for my own team, or others)
- Large project (company-wide)
My reasoning is, if I write a blog post about the retrospective form, I need to prepare them better, because I want to write a good post, with a solid base.
My inspiration usually comes from https://www.funretrospectives.com/, brainstorming with other scrum masters, Twitter, or creating a new form based on what the retrospective needs. This blog might be a good place to bundle all the forms I used, and came up with, to document the process, and hopefully re-use them in the proper situation later.
What can you expect from me in 2020?
For every retro I (co) host, I will write a blog post. This will result in +/- 20 blog posts in 2020. All the blog posts coming from the retrospective challenge 2020 can be found in the retrospective category: https://blog.jellesmeets.nl/category/retrospective/
In the meanwhile, the challenge has ended. Interested in the conclusion? Check Retrospective challenge 2020; the conclusion.
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Are there any retrospective forms you would like to see a blog post about, or do you have any work-related new Year resolutions of your own? Let me know in the comments!