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 of 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”

An example of how me doing the retrospective challenge 2020 could look like

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)
  • Departments

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 find in the retrospective category: https://blog.jellesmeets.nl/category/retrospective/

Are there any retrospective forms you would like to see a blog post about, or do you have any work related new years resolutions of your own? Let me know in the comments!