Kick off your Team with a Retrospective
Starting your scrum team off the right way can be the difference between success and failure. Here’s a great idea to set them up for success, by starting by looking back – with a retrospective.
Everyone has their own way of kicking off a scrum team. Some Scrum Masters might set out boundaries or explain communication tools, it really varies. One idea that might really make a difference the next time you start off your team, is to kick it off using a retrospective.
By looking back on individual team member’s experiences on their past scrum teams you can find out a lot about them before you even get started. You also find out what they were happy with in the past, described as the similar things they want to bring forward into their new team and at the same time, some of the things they want to exclude that didn’t work for them previously.
Not only does your team kick off by owning their own formulation process, they actually set the expectation that together, we’re continuously looking for ways to get better. As a process, I’ve found that this really helps level up your team.
I hope you enjoyed that Agile QuickTip, and found it a valuable idea for kicking off your next scrum team. Make sure to check out the back catalogue, and leave me a comment or a message if you have something you want to add or clarify. Then, head to thinklouder.com to see how our training and coaching offers can help you, and your team as a whole.