One way to keep Retrospectives fresh is to set explicit goals for each session. However, just choosing a goal isn’t quite enough. You want to choose a Goldilocks Goal that opens up the discussion 'just right'.
Down with the annual appraisal!
As we near the end of a year, people managers across the world will be aware of the looming, ominous shadow of a well-known nemesis; the annual appraisal process. But at Red Gate, we don't do annual appraisals. Here's why.
Five steps to an effective sprint retrospective
In a typical agile software development process, sprint retrospectives are meetings run at the end a development iteration. In those sessions the team looks back on what they have done and how they have done it, and decides what they can do to improve. More succinctly, the team inspect and adapt. In my... Continue Reading →
Visualizing team work: Physical Taskboards vs Virtual Taskboards
I’m a project manager, so unsurprisingly I can find myself in animated conversations with other project managers regarding how best to manage the work that our team members are doing. We all have our favourite techniques and methods, but the process generally starts with making the work each member of the team is planning to... Continue Reading →