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Retrospective Activities

Outside In (#124)

Turn blaming others into actions owned by the team

If your team has a tendency to see obstacles outside of their team and influence and primarily wants others to change, you can try this activity: 

Draw a big rectangle on the board and another rectangle inside of it, like a picture frame. Hang all complaints and grievances that surfaced in previous phases into the frame. 

Now comes the interesting twist: Explain that if they want anything in the outside frame to change, they will have to do something themselves to affect that change. Ask the team to come up with actions they can do. Put these actions into the inner rectangle (near the outer sticky they are addressing).

That's it!

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Andy @ CTO Craft