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Agile Retrospectives by Ken Schwaber, Diana Larsen, Esther Derby

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Activity: Satisfaction Histogram

Use this activity to set the stage and/or gather data in an iteration retrospective.

Purpose

Highlight how satisfied team members are with a focus area. Provide a visual picture of current status in a particular area to help the team have deeper discussions and analysis. Acknowledge differences in perspective among team members.

Time needed

Five to ten minutes.

Description

Team members use a histogram to gauge individual and group satisfaction with practices and process.

Steps

  1. Introduce the activity by saying “Today we’ll create a baseline measure of our level of satisfaction with the way we work together. We can repeat this activity in future iteration retrospectives to track our progress.”

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