Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Set goals using SMART criteria, part of Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives.
- One mistake that many teams make…is to think of a retrospective as a casual get together.…They think it's a good time for the team…to kick around new ideas.…It's almost like a scheduled version…of an office birthday party.…You stand around with your icing and cake…on a paper plate and just chit chat about the project.…The real agenda of a retrospective is much more concrete.…It's true that the team should be comfortable,…but they should have a disciplined agenda.…An agile retrospective is about…identifying challenges or opportunities.…
The team works together to create action items…to improve the process.…Once the team has these items,…they should start setting goals to make improvements.…For that, they shouldn't think in the abstract.…Instead they need to focus on small items…that would lead to measurable changes.…If you come from the world of project management,…you may have heard of the SMART criteria.…This is a checklist that is often attributed…to management guru, Peter Drucker.…The criteria helps the team…
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- 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