An online course to save your team from hours of frustrating meetings
and months (or years) of struggling with marginal results!
“My team doesn’t believe this is the best use of their time.”
“Our team is too big to run retros effectively or efficiently.”
“Trying to get people to contribute something meaningful is like pulling teeth.”
“We talk about improvement all the time anyway.”
“We’re good enough now that we don’t need retros.”
Maybe retros have even become a source of frustration, boredom, wasted time and energy for you and your team. It’s brutal.
You don’t have to resign yourself to subpar experiences with remote and distributed retrospectives. We’ve uncovered some very cool techniques that have helped our clients get as much benefit, and in most cases even more benefit, from their retrospectives.
We have always believed the retro to be the most important part of Scrum, and we believe their importance has only increased with the current landscape of teams working remotely at least some of the time. More and more retros are failing to solicit honest reflection, feedback, and continuous improvement, and Scrum Masters, Coaches, and Team Leaders are searching for more effective ways to connect, collaborate, and improve.
Facilitating Effective Retrospectives with Miro will guide you through all the essential skills, techniques, and templates to facilitate great virtual retrospectives using an online collaboration tool and video conferencing tools like Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
After spending an afternoon with the course, we were able to roll-out a new Miro instance right away to introduce the team to ORID. The combination of Miro tooling in a virtual work environment and ORID was transformational even after the first session.
By starting with objective facts, we found it quickly focuses the conversation on what we know and can quantify, while allowing for felt-needs and frustrations to be aired. Instead of the team worrying about attacking a team member directly, they were focused on the objective fact or issue, naturally allowing everyone to easily confront the problem and not the person.
We saw a more active exchange, more issues flagged (that in the past were withheld because of fear of confrontation), and more speedy decision making leading to issue resolution.
Overall, the course content is fantastic.
8 Lessons: What is a facilitator, and what skills do they need to bring to the table to take a meeting (like a retro) from bleh to yeah
7 lessons, including two templates with facilitation guides
10 lessons about how to overcome the most common challenges our clients face when facilitating retrospectives
2 bonus lessons: group decision making and our favorite resources to learn more
*Specific results are not guaranteed. Actual results may vary.