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CTO Mentoring Circles

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Andy at CTO Craft

Listen of the Week!

Watch of the Week!

Culture & People

Leadership & Self-Management

Agile, Engineering & Product

Retrospective Activities

3 for 1 - Opening (#70)


Check satisfaction with iteration results, communication & mood all at once

Prepare a flip chart with a co-ordinate plane on it. The Y-axis is 'Satisfaction with iteration result'. The X-axis is 'Number of times we coordinated'. Ask each participant to mark where their satisfaction and perceived touch points intersect - with an emoticon showing their mood (not just a dot).Discuss surprising variances and extreme moods.
(Vary the X-axis to reflect current team topics, e.g. 'Number of times we pair programmed'.)

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Have an amazing week!

Andy @ CTO Craft