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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Action Planning

After the retrospective, don’t try to tackle all the issues identified immediately. Choose up to three issues initially from the top of the priority list; the rest will still be there for future follow-up. Write an action plan that describes your improvement goals, identifies steps to address them, states who will take responsibility for each activity and lists any deliverables that will be created. Assign each action item in the plan to an individual who will implement it and report progress to the action plan owner. At your next retrospective, check whether these actions resulted in the desired outcomes. An action plan template is included in the process assets that accompany this book.

An action plan that doesn’t lead to concrete ...

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