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Facilating Retrospectives

  • Ideally someone neutral
  • Avoid managers running the retrospective


  • Always start with the prime directive:

Regardless of what we discover today, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the resources available, and the situation at hand.

  • Keep to the agenda and timebox discussions. If your using a whiteboarding tool, see if it has a countdown timer built in.
  • Make sure everyone has a chance to talk.