Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Understand the role of facilitator, part of Agile at Work: Getting Better with Agile Retrospectives.
- Sometimes, a retrospective's misused.…Some teams just use the session as a way…to vent their frustrations.…Other teams just use it as a small get together.…They focus on their accomplishments…and only bring up a few items that could be improved.…After a while, the team starts to lose sight…of the intended purpose.…That's why some organizations have independent facilitators.…Their job is to come in and run the retrospective.…They help the team get the most out of the time.…Sometimes they're consultants.…Many large organizations have enough…to have an independent facilitator…that moves from team to team.…
Either way, it's an advantage to have an impartial voice.…Still, there are many organizations…that don't want to spend the time or money…finding an independent facilitator.…What usually happens is that someone from the team…has to step up and facilitate the retrospective.…This creates a new set of challenges.…Many teams ask the scrum master…to facilitate the retrospective.…At first this seems like a good idea.…
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