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Sunday, October 1, 2006

Timeline retrospective

Posted by Simon Baker

Our last iteration was charged with frustration. This gave me an opportunity to try out a timeline activity that looked at events and emotions, instead of our usual iteration retrospective format. Our burn-up chart was used as the actual timeline. We placed each story card on it at a location corresponding to the day it landed in the done column on our planning board.

Timeline on burn-up chart

We stuck color-coded post-it notes to the timeline representing key events, and added color-coded dots to reflect the emotions of individuals during those events.

Timeline events Timeline emotions

The completed timeline looked like this:

Completed timeline