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Agile Retrospectives by Ken Schwaber, Diana Larsen, Esther Derby

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Activity: Force Field Analysis

Use this in conjunction with an activity that suggests possible changes while generating insights for a release or project retrospective. Use this as part of a planning exercise while deciding what to do.

Purpose

To examine what factors in the organization will support a proposed change and which will inhibit the change.

Time Needed

Forty-five to sixty minutes depending on the complexity of the issue and the size of the group.

Description

The team defines a desired state they want to achieve. Small groups work to identify the factors that could either restrain or drive the change they want. The factors are listed on a poster; then the group assesses the strength of each supporting factor relative to the other ...

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