Reflect on how the team are delivering value and what could be improved.
Assessing current practices
The KALM retrospective is used by a team to assess the things they are doing to deliver value, and what could be improved. You'll look at your current processes with four different perspectives, and each person will contribute their own ideas from each perspective. It should take a team 45-75 minutes to complete, depending on team size and number of sticky notes! This retrospective format provides a polite way for team members to contribute their opinion, so is good for occasions where people might feel uneasy sharing.
The four perspectives are:
Keep - Something we are doing well and delivers value
Add - A new idea or experiment you'd like to bring to the table
Less - Things we could do less of without losing value
More - Something we're already doing that could bring more value
The retrospective is best run in the order:
This starts the session on a positive note by identifying the good things to 'Keep', then sandwiches the potentially negative 'Less' category in the middle of the session, and rounds off positively with the 'More' and 'Add' sections. The Add section is deliberately placed last to allow people to come up with ideas from the previous three sections, and give time for 'blue-sky' thinking at the end of the session.
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.