In a recent retrospective, our team identified a lack of satisfaction in our standup meetings. Some days they provided too much information; other days, not enough. Our meetings lacked a certain energy. Brian Button suggested a way for each of us measure our satisfaction with the standup meeting.
To do this, we posted a big visible chart in the war room where team members could mark down how they felt about the standup on a particular day. At the conclusion of each standup, everyone attending was asked to make a tic mark on the spectrum (see picture below) to rate their satisfaction with the standup. We stacked a couple of weeks worth of lines onto a single chart, so we could easily see trends between meetings. The chart served as a way to encourage conversation about the standup. A few days each week, we looked at the chart collectively, encouraging one another to explain why certain standups were better or worse than others. We continued to track the satisfaction level until we felt we regained the energy we desired.
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