The Feedback Retrospective: Applying a familiar concept to giving peer feedback

These days everyone is talking about Radical Candor and how it addresses the need and want of getting timely actionable feedback from your peers. This end state sounds ideal, but how do you get there? Changing team culture to be focused on feedback can be difficult when you live in a world of anonymous 360 reviews that most companies still hold onto. To help open teams up to this I have developed The Feedback Retrospective.

I have taken a commonly used practise in agile software development which we all use to help improve our teams process, align on goals and get to know each other and focused it on people and peer feedback.

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Outline/Structure of the Talk


  • Why feedback is important
  • Why feedback is hard
  • Feedback Checklist
  • The Feedback Retrospective
  • What we learned

Learning Outcome

The learning outcome of this talk will be to provide the attendees the tools they need to improve how feedback is provided by their teams. Give them insight into the problems that they need to overcome and the knowledge to start changing their culture and moving it towards radical candor.

Target Audience

People managers, Scrum masters, Agile coaches

Prerequisites for Attendees

For this session to be valuable attendees should:

  • Have a basic understanding of agile retrospectives
  • Be interested in helping teams learn and grow
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