Every 8 weeks we spend quality time with the whole team, typically a half day offsite. Each offsite we seek to experiment in some way, shape or form. Here we share some of these experiments and what we learned from them.
In the spirit of continuous improvement, we should always be actively seeking feedback, opportunities to do better next time.
At Pragmateam we believe in learning and improving so much so that we have captured a number of OKRs around learning culture, one specifically regarding meetings, workshops and sessions.
Instead of a reason not to run a retro, a slow sprint can be a tremendous opportunity: How often does your team take the time to reflect on topics outside of the regular sprint activities?
We argue that Retrospectives are the most essential of all Agile practices. Not only do they embody the agile purpose of continuous improvement, they also create a learning culture. They are the engine that drives teams to perform better over time. Retrospectives should happen at regular intervals, which means they should be repetitive in occurrence. But they should not be repetitive in nature.