Save valuable time with our do-it-yourself workshops. This workshop offers a fully prepared string of Liberating Structures to improve the quality of the Sprint Retrospective and turn it into an engine for continuous improvement.
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How does this help your team?
One way to think of the Scrum framework is to understand it as a framework for continuous improvement. Every Sprint brings with it a new opportunity to experiment with potential improvements. Some will work and some won't. Teams that don't leverage these learning opportunities, inevitably wither away into Zombie Scrum.
One excellent moment for such learning to take place, but certainly not the only one, is the Sprint Retrospective. At least once per Sprint, the Scrum team takes a moment to reflect on how to improve their process, their technology, and their collaboration with stakeholders. It's an opportunity to improve the Definition of Done and to figure out how to make the next Sprint more enjoyable.
But for many Scrum teams, the Sprint Retrospective doesn't feel like an important learning opportunity at all. Conversations remain superficial, the "elephant in the room" is never really addressed and the same improvements keep being raised - without actually implementing them. In those circumstances, it is no surprise when Scrum teams prefer to skip them.
We designed this short 60-minute workshop to get out of this rut. Essentially, we ask your team to reflect on the effectiveness of the Sprint Retrospective and learning in your team in general.
With the instructions in this guide, you should be able to run this workshop smoothly. But if you need help, we can also facilitate this workshop with you remotely. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and pricing.
How does it work?
The PDF outlines a detailed step-by-step 60-minute workshop that relies on Liberating Structures to engage and unleash your team. The string is designed with virtual teams in mind and includes:
- Impromptu Networking
- 15% Solutions
This string of Liberating Structures is feasible from 4 participants and onward.
What do you receive?
- A 12-page full-color guide (PDF).
- We take you through the flow of the string in great detail. Not only do we explain all the steps involved, but we also explain why they are happening. This should make it easier to design your own strings in the future.
- The instructions support all virtual collaboration tools where you can create breakouts or separate channels occasionally (such as Zoom, GotoWebinar, and Teams). You can set up an additional virtual whiteboard in a tool like Mural, Google Slides, or Miro if you prefer.
- The PDF outlines additional resources and useful reading, both to prepare and to distribute afterward.