I’m finding the teams I coach have extremely short attention spans… 50 minutes tops…
So I’ve taken to segementing retro’s for things like company practices, role-based retros, etc., into parts.
Part 1: Brainstorming (divergent and convergent) (50 mins)
Part 2: Async Dot Voting/Heat Mapping of candidates for change (allow 1 week)
Part 3: Regroup to generate ideas for action items / experimentation (50 mins)
Part 4: Follow up to review experiments (20 mins, every two weeks or so)
And then rinse and repeat every 6-8 weeks.
I’m on my first round… we’ll see if we get any momentum going…