Earlier this year I was introduced to Modern Agile which defines four guiding principles for modern agile methods:
- Make people awesome
- Make safety a prerequisite
- Experiment and learn rapidly
- Deliver value continuously
Many companies are using these principles to discover better ways of delivering results.
Shortly after learning about Modern Agile, I wondered how I might use this in retrospectives to understand what my team was doing well and where we had room for improvement.
So, I began to experiment on a Miro board and came up with the arrangement above. Very simply, I took the Modern Agile wheel …
… and used the four categories to gather information about what folks think is already working well and where we could improve.
After the first retrospective, I received immediate feedback that this was a useful model. One developer said that he appreciated the clarity that the four guiding principles offered. It was practical and forward-looking.
This is definitely a model that I will use again.
Have you run a retrospective around the four Modern Agile principles? What did you do? What did you learn?
Feel free to use the following image (1251 × 1248 pixels) as a background in your favourite retrospective tool.