Inspired by the Lean Coffee movement and its totally open meeting format, I decided to try a similar approach for our retrospectives. Here’s how we use a Kanban to structure and democratize these meetings.
Make sure project policies are explicit by writing them down, I remember David Anderson said. Recently, I had a some sort of epiphany that some of these policies could be visualized – directly up on the wall.
As a teacher, my wife had to step in to avoid a conflict among sixth graders at school. She told me that she would let her students come up with different solutions on how to solve this conflict the following day. I mentioned briefly that she, in this particular case, could use a retrospective technique …