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Goals Alignment Team Radar

Why are we running this retrospective? Why are we even here? If your team is asking these questions, it might be a sign that your team lacks alignment on the goal of your retrospectives. Why? Where is the disconnect? The Goals Alignment Team Radar helps answer these questions and allows facilitators to confirm if everyone is aligned on the goals for the discussion before beginning the retro.

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Ensure that everyone understands the purpose of the retrospective.

Align the team on the goals of the retrospective.

Preparing for the Retrospective

The Goals Alignment Team Radar comes with 5 suggested  areas of focus:

  1. Reflect: Examine successes and failures from a past event
  2. Clarity: Looking for an answer to why this issue or event occured
  3. Solution: We need solutions or action items for an ongoing problem
  4. Team bonding: Get to know each other a bit better
  5. Improved psychological safety: Build a more trusting and honest environment 

Before moving on to the collection stage, ensure that each participant understands the topics and process. Once everyone understands the questions they are answering, it's time to gather data! 

Gathering Data

During the Collect phase of the team radar, each team member responds to the question being asked by indicating how much they feel a topic aligns with the goal of the retrospective on  a scale of 1-5, where 1 is the lowest rating and 5 is the highest.

Retrium's Goals Alignment Team Radar is designed to save you time so you can focus on getting the most value possible from your retrospectives. If you find your team needs to address a specific concern, you can add or edit the radar spokes to better fit your team’s needs. Team radars allow participants to remain completely anonymous during the entire radar activity. This prevents groupthink, allows for more honest answers, and - as a bonus - saves the facilitator time as the data is automatically calculated.

Exploring The Results

Once everyone has shared their feedback, the team moves on to the analyze phase to review and discuss the results.

Retrium provides easy data visualizations that analyze the group’s responses helping teams easily analyze multiple response values, including:

  • Individual Responses
  • Average
  • Median
  • Range
  • Standard Deviation
  • Outliers
  • Normal Distribution
  • Histogram

Leading The Discussion

Once the team has reviewed the results of the Radar, the facilitator can lead a discussion on the results with questions like:

Closing The Retro

By the end of this retrospective, you will have received data-driven evidence for how aligned your team is on the goals of the retrospective. For teams that perform retrospectives regularly, you can have better insights into what the team wants each retrospective to be. 

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