By taking a step back and “standing down” my team’s StandUp meeting, I was able to re-assess it, and then build on the traditional Agile Methodology to make it a more effective tool for my team. As a result, I turned around my team’s perception of the concept and improved their performance. If your StandUps are bland or dreaded, try incorporating this new approach to your StandUp and invite feedback from your team to see if they like it. It can bond teams and improve their performance if you dare to innovate.
When hosting a retrospective during a project post-mortem, set yourself up for success by following this creative format, best practices and proven ideas that can alter their perception of the value of a retrospective. Your team should walk away with a sense of satisfaction because they had their issues addressed and that they feel closer to their team mates.