Decorate A Christmas Tree with Good Memories From 2019

A simple format for your upcoming Sprint Retrospective or Christmas Party to boost morale and build on your successes

Christiaan Verwijs
Dec 16, 2019 · 2 min read

Our Zombie Scrum Survey tells us that few Scrum Teams— about a quarter— celebrate their small and large successes. Celebrating your successes together is a great way to boost morale and identify what else you can do to build on those successes. In this short post, we share a simple format for your upcoming Sprint Retrospective or Christmas

Steps

  1. Get your hands on a Christmas Tree — or something more appropriate if you don’t celebrate Christmas — and put it in your team room;

Remote teams?

If you work with a remote team, you can use Google Sheets (or something similar) to decorate a virtual Christmas Tree. Give everyone write-access to the slides and give them a few days to add their memories to the tree.

Closing words

Celebrating your successes — both small and large — is a great way to boost morale and to identify what else you can do to have more of them. In this post we shared a very simple format for your upcoming Sprint Retrospective. Let us know how it went in the comments.


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