Distributed Team Retrospective: Communication, Collaboration, Empathy and Explosions

Teams often experience a breakdown in communication. Sometimes it will be around requirements, or expectations, or priorities. Other elements that contribute to difficulties in collaboration and delivery of value include component silos, and specialization. All of the above can be particularly pronounced with virtual teams.

Has Your Daily Scrum Become Stale?

Has the team’s daily stand-up lost a bit of freshness? How might you know? See if you can detect any of the following indicators:

No one seems to be listening to anyone else
Someone is giving waaaaaay too much detail
People are just reporting status: “I’ve been doing my job”
Lack of peer accountability
General dearth of energy