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Retrospective Quick Tips
I’m fortunate enough to attend the Retrospectives Facilitators Gathering every year. This year’s Gathering took place last week in the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts and was, as expected, a transformative experience! While there are countless learnings that I look forward to sharing with you, there was one topic we discussed that really stood out to me: how do you balance participation with facilitation when running a retrospective?
As a former agile coach, I was almost always both the facilitator and a participant in retrospectives. I’m confident it’s the friction I experienced while trying to balance these two roles that made this question really resonate with me. But what really landed was the suggestion my peers provided: creating a “Circle of Retrospective Facilitators.”
The idea of creating a “Circle of Retrospective Facilitators” had never come up in conversation I'd had with other coaches and scrum masters before, but it makes perfect sense. When you step back to think about the potential of rotating facilitators, five advantages become apparent.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on the idea of creating a “Circle of Retrospective Facilitators.”Are you going to give it a try?Be sure to leave me a comment or tweet us at @RetriumHQ.