Tag: Retrospectives

6 Hats

Summary:

This tool can actually be used to run any meeting but I’ve found it to be very suitable as a sprint retrospective activity. The activity is based on a tool described in Edward de Bono’s book Six Thinking Hats. This is a parallel thinking process designed for effective group discussion and individual thinking. I saw Edward de Bono deliver a keynote presentation at the Learning Technologies conference in London a few years ago and had used the ‘Six Hats’ technique a number of times in meetings before trying to use it in a sprint retrospective.

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The Cool Wall

Summary:

This sprint retrospective activity is a fun way of identifying a team’s strengths  and weaknesses and is based on the ‘Cool Wall’ segment of the the TV show ‘Top Gear’. In this activity, various aspects of a scrum team’s practices are presented by the scrum master and the team vote on how ‘cool’ they feel they are when it comes to that specific topic.

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