Many people requested us to produce a printable beautiful version rather than the hand-drawn in the original post. Therefore today, we are happy to release the new version of The 4 Soils - Sprint Retrospective. ​
The 4 Soils - Sprint Retrospective ver 2.0 (Printable file updated)
The 4 Soils - Sprint Retrospective ver 2.0 (Printable file updated)
Guide to facilitate:

The facilitator explains the method and 4 areas with the team (5-10 min):
  • The Birds: The impediments can harm and impact the self-organization of the Scrum team.
  • The Rocky Ground: What Scrum team thinks would be useful for the team to do the work better but still missing. Or anything they need to remove as it prevents the evolution of the team.
  • The Thorns: Focus on Team issues, like - team conflicts, lacking openness.
  • The Good Soil: The good things the team should keep and uphold.

2. The facilitator asked the question: How do you think about the last sprint? which are The Birds, The Rocky Ground, The Thorns, and The Good Soil? 
  • Invites people to write down their idea in the post-its for each area. (10-15 min)

3. Go through 4 areas with the team. Invite a discussion in each area. (15 - 20 min)
4. The facilitator asked the question: "How can we improve the environment in the next sprint?"
  • Collect actions that can deal with The Birds, The Rocky Ground, The Thorns. (20 min)

5. Help team order 3 top actions need to do to improve the environment for the team. (10 min)

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