Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Follow up on actions items, part of Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives.
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- A retrospective needs action items.…It's the best mechanism for addressing…the team's ongoing challenges.…Without action items, the team would just be…on a treadmill without making any improvement.…The action items are how the team adapts.…Each one is a little step in the right direction.…Action items also give each team member…a piece of the solution.…It's easy to talk about challenges in the abstract.…It's more challenging for the team…to break down the solution…into individual actions and have each person…deliver a piece of the solution.…
That's why it's important that each person contribute…some part of the process fix.…There are a few things that a facilitator can do…to create this level of ownership.…The first is that each action item…should have a person listed as the action owner.…The best way to do this is by asking for volunteers.…Remember that the team does self-organize.…The facilitator should never assign owners.…They should also keep the project managers,…scrummasters, or managers from assigning action owners.…
Watch and learn agile project management techniques to assess your project today, and get back on track for tomorrow. Find more courses on agile project management in the Agile at Work series on Doug's author page.
- Five phases of retrospectives
- Choosing an ideal meeting space
- Identifying issues and improvements
- Working with a distributed team
- Encouraging discussions
- Setting goals using SMART criteria
- Asking good questions
- Making team decisions
- Closing out an agile retrospective