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Retrospective Activity of the Week

Happiness Histogram (#59)

Create a happiness histogram to get people talking

Prepare a flip chart with a horizontal scale from 1 (Unhappy) to 5 (Happy).

  • One team member after the other places their sticky note according to their happiness and comment on their placement
  • If anything noteworthy comes from the reason, let the team choose to either discuss it there and then or postpone it for later in the retrospective
  • If someone else has the same score, they place their sticky above the placed one, effectively forming a histogram

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