Experiements in the retrospective space!

Appreciate how creativity brings in a completely different dimension of thinking to the inspect and adapt cycles, the retrospectives! The themes used behind making of these techniques are based on some realistic scenarios that enable the teams to really think and have fun at the same time. These techniques can be used for doing in-person as well as online retrospectives using the innovation games platform.

 Participants get a set of retrospective cards describing each technique and how can it be used for doing in-person and online retrospectives. The link to the innovation game platform is embedded on each of the cards that can be used to run the retrospective online.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

  1. 10 min - Brief about the new retrospective techniques I published.
  2. 5 min - Explain Conteneo cloud platform and how it can be used to do Large team Distributed Retrospective, share a case study that I was part of during a transformation engagement,.
  3. 5 min - Benifits I have seen.

Learning Outcome

 

This session encourages participants to think out-of-box to come up with their own retrospective techniques. 

How gaming metaphors can be use for retrospectives.

Participants would get to know one of the ways to conduct  Large Team Retrospectives.

Leverage Innovation games for doing retrospectives.

 

 

Target Audience

Every one who would like to try out something new at their workplace!

schedule Submitted 10 months ago

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  • Anand Murthy Raj
    By Anand Murthy Raj  ~  10 months ago
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    Hi Madhavi,

    Sounds interesting and thanks for the proposal.

    Can you please give some insights on what different approach are you suggesting here?

    Industry has seen many approaches for retrospectives and what works for one team/system/enterprise may not work for others. 

    How different is your approach from the industry standard methods ? What are the benefits and results. Is there any data to support?

     

    Regards,

    Anand

     

    • Madhavi Ledalla
      By Madhavi Ledalla  ~  10 months ago
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      Hi Anand, thank you for going through the submission. Please find my answers inline,

      Can you please give some insights on what different approach are you suggesting here?

      - The approach for doing the retrospectives remains the same, it starts with Setting the stage, Gathering data, Generate Insights, Action Items, Closing.. What I am trying to convey is that one can become creative and come up with new  data gathering techniques like the sail boat to make the process engaging. Depending on the scenario, teams can think of using different techniques, for example if we want the team to draw a clear line of distinction between the team and organizational level impediments we can use “Fly-High”, If we want the team to think of risks, we can go for “Mountain Hiking”, Prune the Product tree likers would be inclined to "Garden my thoughts" etc.. Similarly collaborative game play can be used by using gaming metaphors during the retrospectives.

      Industry has seen many approaches for retrospectives and what works for one team/system/enterprise may not work for others. 

      - Exactly you are right; one size does not fit all. The facilitator needs to pick what works for teams. Participants may choose to try what works for them given the context and the scenario.

      How different is your approach from the industry standard methods ? What are the benefits and results. Is there any data to support?

      - What I am trying to convey is that one can think out-of-box and come up with their own methods in addition to the standard industry methods for doing the retrospectives to make the process engaging and break the monotony!  What I would be sharing are the new techniques that I came up with, around 12 of them.

      Benefits- Engaged teams.. 

      Supporting Data- I can share few snippets of how I have used these with teams, I would also talk about the feedback that I heard back from the teams/facilitators who have used these techniques.

      Hope this helps..

      Thanks,

      Madhavi