Preparing for the Retrospective
Preparing for the Retrospective(s)
To help the Facilitator learn about the team(s) and schedule the retrospective(s), the Facilitator will meet with you prior to the retrospective(s) to learn about each team and to get your input into scheduling the meeting. The Team Profile in AgilityHealth® is a good place to start the discussion.
To get to the Team Profile, begin with the Team Dashboard, where you’ll see the familiar view of the team(s) listed in Images View. You will only see the team(s) for which you are the ScrumMaster or Team Admin.
Hover over the icon for the team whose profile you want to see and click the blue pencil
Once there, you can see information specific to that team that may help the Facilitator learn about them.
Review this information with the Facilitator and help them to complete the fields on this screen so that they have a good understanding each team prior to their retrospective.
Updating Team Members
Prior to the retrospective, you also need to verify the team members and stakeholders are accurate, as members may have joined or left the team since the last retrospective.
Scheduling your Team's AgilityHealth® Retrospective
Work with the Facilitator to find a time for the retrospective session that will work well for each team individually. If the survey is taken prior to the retrospective, plan for the retrospective to take 2-2 ½ hours. If the survey is going to be taken as a team, during the retrospective, schedule the session for 3 hours. When possible, leverage an existing meeting time for the retrospective to minimize disruption to the team.
Here is the agenda you can include in the invite to your team, based on if they are taking the assessment in the retrospective session or if they are taking it beforehand.
You will also need to keep the team members updated as they join or leave your team(s). To learn more about how to do this see Setting Up and Managing Teams.
Prepare to Answer Metrics Questions
For the TeamHealth survey:
If you are a ScrumMaster for a team tagged as Service and Support or Software Delivery (generally non-business teams), either you and/or the Product Owner will need to answer the Metrics questions during the survey. Come prepared to the retrospective to answer these questions, or gather the data before you take the survey, if you're taking the survey in advance of the retrospective session. You can learn more about these questions here.
For the DevOps survey:
Each ScrumMaster assigned to a team will need to answer the Metrics questions during the survey. Come prepared to the retrospective to answer these questions, or gather the data before you take the survey, if you're taking the survey in advance of the retrospective session. You can learn more about these questions here.
Enter your Team's Iteration and Release Metrics - Optional (if applicable)
Once you have selected a team and are in edit mode, you can click on the Metrics tab to enter quantitative metrics or review your integrated metrics for that team’s iterations and releases. To learn more about how to do this see Add/Edit Your Team's Metrics.