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Following exercises can be used to set the stage:

Descriptions of the exercises are from Oikosofy Blog, category “Agile Retrospecitves”.

Some of my learning points from using these exercises:

  • Once a person has spoken in a meeting, it is more likely that he will speak again.
  • Consider using Constellation exercise to start a discussion on touchy subjects where input from the entire team is beneficial. It works great to visualize where every team member stands with respect to the issue at hand.
  • Always follow up the Constellation with a short discussion - for example by asking the team what they noticed from the different constellations.
  • Consider adding a color to the car for some additional nuance. A pink Ferrari? A red Land Rover?


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