The Sensei Retrospective (Guide)


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A Short Guide to the Sensei Retrospective Flow

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The Sensei Retrospective (Guide)

  1. 1. The Sensei RetrospectiveA Brief Guide to The Sensei FlowMonday, May 6, 13
  2. 2. Before We Get Started...Adding Users & Building Teams1. Click “New User” to addteam members to youraccount via email2. Your teammateswill get an invite tocreate a user account,and when they’ve doneso, you’ll see their namesappear.3. Click “New Team,”name the team,and save it.4. Drag users from theleftonto the team to whichthey belong.Monday, May 6, 13
  3. 3. Before We Get Started...Create/Schedule a New Retrospective SessionFill in the details ofyour next session.Use this space toinclude extra detailsin the email invite,such as conference callnumber or topic.After you Save & Sendthe invite,the session appearshere.Click “Start”when it’s time to begin.Monday, May 6, 13
  4. 4. Before We Get Started...How the Moderator Can Control Timing & FlowScroll over this textto see who has submitted,and who needs more time.Use these buttonsto add time to the clockbefore it runs out.Every step is time-boxedto 3 minutes.Some will require more,some less.The moderator canpause the timer toallow for discussion,and click “Start” whenthe team is ready tocontinue.Click Next Step to submitall input from the teamand move tothe next step.Monday, May 6, 13
  5. 5. Describe the iteration, and rate it from 1-10.Hover over thisarea to see who hassubmitted answers.Moderator can usethese controls toadd time, skipahead, go back, orpause the timer.Name ofRetrospectiveEveryonedescribesEveryoneratesfrom 1-10If users don’t “Submit,” whatever they have donewhen moderator goes to next Step will be submitted.Monday, May 6, 13
  6. 6. After your !rst retrospective, all others will beginby rating the team’s performance on each commitment.Actions from thelast retrospective +the associatedobservationMonday, May 6, 13
  7. 7. Everyone votes on the best description.RemainingvotesUse up anddown arrows tovoteMonday, May 6, 13
  8. 8. View the results of the team’s vote, and theaverage rating from the !rst step.The winner!Look at high & lowratings... If there is a bigdiscrepancy, talk about it.Average rating ofthe iteration on1-10 scaleMonday, May 6, 13
  9. 9. Everyone shares speci!c observations, the goodand bad, about the iteration.When the user startstyping in the last openfield, another appears.Monday, May 6, 13
  10. 10. The moderator cleans up the list bygrouping & editing, with input from the team.The observations in thissection will most likelylead to action.Click and drag anobservation and placeit on a similar one to“group” them.Add any newobservations that comeup during thediscussion.Click to change thewording of theobservationMonday, May 6, 13
  11. 11. Categorize observations, focusing on whatrequires action.The moderator clicksthe appropriate buttonto categorize.The team watches andprovides input.Monday, May 6, 13
  12. 12. Keep the session constructive:Everyone suggests solutions (actions).Monday, May 6, 13
  13. 13. Group similar actions, and click “edit”to revise the wording as necessary.Monday, May 6, 13
  14. 14. Everyone votes on the actions tobuild consensus on priorities.Number of votesthey have left forthis observation.(They don’t have touse them all.)Monday, May 6, 13
  15. 15. With input from votes & team members, themoderator selects the team’s commitments.Moderatorclicks to select.Hover over the “?”to view relatedobservation.Monday, May 6, 13
  16. 16. Everyone can volunteer for actions.An email reminder will be sent.Click to selectMonday, May 6, 13
  17. 17. At the end of the retrospective,everyone can view or export a summary.The moderatorclicks this button tofinish theretrospective.See all of theobservations &actions by clicking thislink.Monday, May 6, 13
  18. 18. Thanks!Have questions about the Sensei flow?Get in touch with us one of these ways:Email us at support@senseitool.comFind us on Twitter: @lithespeedUse Live Chat or the Feedback button at any time.Monday, May 6, 13