This is one of the simplest and fun (if done well!) agenda templates to conduct a retrospective meeting. You simply ask the attendees three questions:
- In the last sprint / project what made you glad? 😊
- What made you mad? 😠
- What made you sad? 😥
The answers you will get here would be much more emotion driven e.g. "I hated that we do so many unnecessary meetings" vs "Our meetings can be decreased by 12% by doing X step". And that is totally fine. This is a great outlet for the team members! A few things to note:
- Give people time to reflect: Which means you should share the meeting template for glad sad mad in advance to everyone. People will not be able to give good responses if you make this too last minute.
- Anonymous responses: When you send the template (via email or Google forms) to your team, you can opt to not collect respondee names. You should opt for this post a stressful project. Or if you feel that your team culture doesn't support full transparency today.