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Read of the Week

From the CTO Craft Blog

Culture & People

Leadership & Self-Management

Agile, Engineering & Product


Retrospective Activities

Emoticon Project Gauge (#32)

Help team members express their feelings about a project and address root causes early

Prepare a flipchart with faces expressing various emotions such as:

  • shocked / surprised
  • nervous / stressed
  • unempowered / constrained
  • confused
  • happy
  • mad
  • overwhelmedLet each team member choose how they feel about the project. This is a fun and effective way to surface problems early. You can address them in the subsequent phases.

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