How to Rock a Remote Team Retrospective

A decade back, a remote retrospective used to happen via conference calls. However, now the trend is changing. Companies are moving towards a remote-friendly environment. Also, because of technology, the world is very well connected now. When we work with remote teams, we feel it might be challenging to conduct a retrospective effectively. However, it is much more comfortable today because we have better video conferencing services, online tools to provide retrospective notes and, collaboration. Some companies work full-time remote while others, like our company, Kiprosh have a partial remote working provision. Hence, there is a fair chance of having

Hero’s Journey Retrospective

Hero’s Journey Retrospective We had an awesome retrospective session recently. As the topic of this retro was little different, everyone in the team was excited. The retrospective was about the Hero's Journey , where we discussed about our journey relating to the current project state. Running Retrospective: 1). Our first focus was to understand areas of our journey. So we came up with the following areas : ⦁ Hero : Who completed/working on the major features. ⦁ Guide : Who guides to complete the features. ⦁ Cavern : The challenges faced/The challenges ahead/ Sad about. ⦁ Treasure : Achievements / Happy about. 2). Then participants wrote their notes

Pleasure & Gain Retrospective

Recently we had a good Retrospective. I loved the outcome of this retrospective. First we had an Ice breaker session, Empathy Snap followed by PLEASURE AND GAIN retrospective. Empathy Snap Is a nice Ice breaking team building exercise. We did empathy snap for the big hitter + big blow and through this exercise team really came to know, how well they can empathise with each other So it was a nice start, everyone opened up and ready for the retrospective. Joy is not in things; it is in us. PLEASURE AND GAIN retrospective was nice way to see how we can