Understanding Your Results
This guide will help you as a Team Member understand how your role during a team-based AgilityHealth Retrospective. You will be helping your team analyze the results and write growth items to help build a growth plan that will be worked on over the next quarter during your regular iterations.
An AgilityHealth Retrospective is a strategic retrospective that aims to help teams reflect on their last quarter or release and improve on the next quarter or release.
The retrospective is made up of three parts. First, team members take the survey, then, the team analyzes the results and works together to build an actionable growth plan.
Review and Analyze Assessment Results
Once the team has completed the assessment, you’re ready to analyze the results. We recommend the Facilitator take a few minutes to demonstrate how to read the radar, before having the team break into small teams to review the dimensions. The Facilitator should also review the textual responses to ensure they are anonymous and not able to be tied to a particular team member.
To view the results of your team's assessment, log into AgilityHealth, which will land you on the Team Dashboard. Click on your team's icon on the Team Dashboard. This will take you to your team’s assessments dashboard. Click on the specific assessment of interest and your results radar will appear in Summary view.
You can expand/collapse this view or toggle to the Detailed view where you see the dots. Each dot represents an anonymous response from one person. The shading between the dots is the ‘variance’ between answers. Wide variance shows lack of consensus, narrow shading shows consensus.
Break into small groups and have each group choose one of the dimensions to review. They should:
- View the detail view, with the dots for responses
- Zoom in to focus on that one section, making observations on Post-It Notes as they go
- Be sure to consider related competencies
- Look for trends and review the textual responses to confirm their thinking
- Document their strengths, improvement areas and any impediments they see
The groups should then gather back together and each one should present their findings by dimension. As a whole group, you should:
- Review the strengths, improvement areas and impediments found
- Look for trends
- Identify the top issues using dot/straw voting
To further help you with results analysis, you can view our How do I analyze team radar results article.
Growth Item and Growth Plan Creation
The key deliverable from the retrospective is the Growth Plan created by the team to act on the areas that will help the team to grow and to ask for help from leaders on issues that are outside of the team’s control. The Facilitator and ScrumMaster will work with the team during the retrospective on capturing the Growth Items for the team and ensure that the plan is of good quality.
Growth Plan Items will be added to the team's backlog and worked by the team or sent up to Leadership to work. Be sure to help fill them out as completely as possible.
Learn more about how growth items are created in AgilityHealth and how the growth plan will be managed going forward.