Roles & Responsibilities Retrospective


When it comes to roles, people often have different understandings. Bringing these views together is key while approaching changes and iterations iteratively while trialing changes in a set timeframe.

Main steps

  1. Setting a context and framing helps to define cases and get started – so the scope of this tempaltes usage is clear for all your participants and involved stakeholders from the beginning.

  2. Mapping existing roles and responsibilities based on that use case and discussing potential different understandings brings everyone on the same page. Including learnings of what works well, what could be improved or open questions.

  3. The final step for one retrospective is creating a future map that includes adaptations to the existing setup and action items to get started. Creating this visual output empowers the team to always come back to and rely on the shared outcome later on.

After aligning and discussing the status quo, the second main step to help the team move forward is creating a shared target overview for the future roles and respective responsibilities. You might notice that your changes and adaptations are not yet perfectly fitting to your organization or context. Feel free to come back and iterate after your first meeting in another Retro (or just check in regularly)!


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Jan Schneider
Agile Coach & Senior Designer@Futurice
Co-creating innovation on the intersection of Design, Technology, Business, and Earth at Futurice. Design & agile collaboration expert, studied IoT, passionate about sustainability.
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