Four-panel retrospective with alternative categories of Drop, Add, Keep and Remove.
Midway through a project
The Drop, Add, Keep, Improve (DAKI) retrospective is a structured format for conducting a retrospective in agile software development. The format is designed to help teams reflect on their recent work and identify specific actions to take moving forward.
In the DAKI retrospective, team members are asked to reflect on four key areas:
By addressing each of these areas, the team can gain a comprehensive understanding of their recent performance and develop specific actions to improve going forward.
The DAKI retrospective format is flexible and can be adapted to fit the needs of any agile team. It encourages open and honest dialogue among team members, while providing a structured framework for collaborative problem-solving. The format is also designed to be efficient and time-effective, allowing teams to quickly identify areas for improvement and take action to address them.
This activity never fails to surface improvements and experiments. Depending on how the session goes, you can experiment with taking one action from each of the DAKI categories, or vote to take the group's top priority actions. Just don't take on too many actions at once!
Walk down the red carpet and hold an awards ceremony for your recently delivered features!
A three-part Christmas retrospective, complete with festive icebreaker and end-of-year-recap activity.