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Product Goal Team Radar

Inspired by the updates to the Scrum Guide, the Product Goal Team Radar template helps your agile team use data to evaluate if the goal you have created allows the team to collaborate as productively as possible.

Setting The Stage

To start this retrospective, the facilitator establishes categories that participants will be able to vote on.

For this template, participants will be asked how much they agree with the following statements.

The proposed product goal...  

  • is clearly communicated.
  • is maintained.
  • is created collaboratively.
  • is reflected by the backlog.
  • is achievable.
  • guided product value.

It is important that everyone understands and agrees to the same definition for each of the labels on the radar before you begin.

Gathering Data

Each team member can then add their responses to the spokes on the radar. For each spoke, a team member will indicate how they feel about the idea or issue listed on a scale of 1-5 (1 being the lowest rating and 5 being the highest).

When conducting a Team Radar retrospective, it is important to choose your tools wisely. Flip charts and markers are okay for drawing a team radar, but an online retrospective tool (like Retrium!) not only benefits remote teams but also allows team members' feedback to be submitted anonymously. This anonymity promotes psychological safety and prevents groupthink (win-win! 🏆). By preventing groupthink, you get a better chance of receiving honest answers that don't just lead to a regression to the mean, which can be common when responses are drawn one at a time.

And unless you love spending time in meetings doing math, find a powerful tool (ahem, we know a great one 😉) that takes care of all the data analysis. This automatic analysis will save the facilitator time, and allow the team to focus on the larger issues and opportunities for improvement.

Exploring The Results

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

In order to save time crunching numbers, Retrium provides easy data visualizations that analyze the group’s responses. Teams can easily analyze multiple response values, including: :

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

Leading The Discussion

Once everyone has shared their feedback, the team moves on to the analysis phase to see and discuss the results. From there, the facilitator can lead a discussion on the results with questions like:

Closing The Retro

The Product Goal Team Radar is a good retrospective method to have on hand if you feel that your team needs a structured approach to clarify a common goal and dig into the discussion. By the end of this retrospective, your team will have hopefully formed an effective action plan and gained valuable insight into the product goal.

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