New ideas Retrospective

New ideas

The New Ideas agile retrospective format is a great way for teams to come up with creative solutions to problems. It's also a great way to learn from past mistakes. New ideas helps teams to focus on the positive aspects of their work and to come up with new solutions to old problems.

The format is simple: each team member writes down one or more new ideas, then the group discusses and votes on the ideas. The top vote-getters become the team's new action items.

It's a quick and easy format that can be used at any stage of a project, and it's a great way to get input from everyone on the team. By brainstorming new ideas, teams can learn from each other and come up with creative solutions to problems. This format also allows teams to track progress and identify areas where they need to continue to work.

Warm up

Set some ground rules for the session to ensure maximum effectiveness by creating a safe and comfortable environment for all participants.

If you are keen to generate ideas about a particular topic, then start by clarifying the issue or challenge you're facing or would like to solve. Encourage wild ideas and don't worry about judging them at first – the goal is to generate as many ideas as possible. Ask people to build on each other's ideas, so that if someone has an idea they like, build on it to make it even better.

Wrap up

Once you have a long list of ideas, start grouping them together based on similarity. This will help you see patterns and come up with even more ideas. Start a voting session to evaluate ideas and select the best ones. Finally, create actions to start putting the ideas into action, and make sure to follow up to ensure their effectiveness.

😄 Well

Things that went well

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Things that went wrong

💡 New ideas

Things that we should try

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