Roles for the Practice

September 27, 2010

Group of happy business people clapping their hands

This is a part of a series that was cre­at­ed to help you get the prac­tice of ret­ro­spec­tives built into your com­pany.  This series will walk through the approach, nec­es­sary roles, in addi­tion to guides for each role to help your com­pany get started quickly.

There are 3 primary roles in a retrospectives practice:

  1. The CEO and executive team, who are responsible for supporting the effort, communicating its value, and ensuring that retrospectives are held regularly and that results are achieved.
  2. The facilitators, who are responsible for setting up and executing retrospective meetings and for following up to ensure that the changes get implemented.
  3. The team participants, who are responsible for actively and openly participating, getting the best ideas on the table, and prioritizing the ideas.

Throughout this practice kit, I’ll share the some guidelines to help each person initiate the practice of retrospectives.

Next week, I’ll provide some insights on the metrics that will help you improve your retrospective efforts.

Founder & Partner

As the founder of OpenView, Scott focuses on distinctive business models and products that uniquely address a meaningful market pain point. This includes a broad interest in application and infrastructure companies, and businesses that are addressing the next generation of technology, including SaaS, cloud computing, mobile platforms, storage, networking, IT tools, and development tools.