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Dialgoue sheets are normally associated with retrospectives, and indeed there are four sheets are specifically for retrospectives. There are slao several sheets to help teams discuss their working practices, to kick-off new teams and discuss customers.
Most of these sheets are formatted to ISO-A1 size. They can usually be rescaled to print to US poster size without too much trouble. A few (older) sheets might be in US poster format and need rescaling to ISO-A1. Let me know if you have any problems and I’ll try my best to fix it.
And please, please, please, share your experiences, I’d love to hear how you are using these sheets – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most widely used sheet.
Used at the end of an iteration/sprint by the whole team to discuss how they are working and how they can improve.
General Retrospective sheets
Several sheets for use at any point in a work effort, or in any working style, i.e. not agile specific.
T1 Retrospective sheets
T1 Retrospective French translation
T2 sheet is retired and no longer available.
T3 Retrospective sheet – included Fishbone analysis
T4 Follow up Retrospective sheet – used for second or later retrospective
A sheet designed to promote discussion about Agile working and help a team agree some practices to get started with.
Often used to finish an Agile training course and ensure the team put learning into action.
Designed to help a new team share past experience and agree on working practices.
Note: US poster size.
A sheet to help teams – including product managers and owners – think about their customers and what the customers want.
For teams new to Agile working, helps ensure they have all the pieces in place.
A sheet to help teams through planning meetings. This is often given to new teams, and teams new to Agile, to help them through the first few planning meetings.
This is sometimes called the Xanpan planning sheet because it was designed to match the chapter on planning meetings in the Xanpan book.
Notes on printing
If your organzation does not have a suitable printer – usually a plotter – then your local printers (e.g. Kall-Kwik) can usually help. Printing sheets costs money but isn’t expensive. (Personally I use Kall-Kwik Chiswick for most of my sheets – and they will deliver.)
A few people have printed these sheets on smaller paper. Printing these sheets at A4 size is possible but the experience of using the sheet is very different. Taping eight, yes 8, A4 sheets together is very time consuming – I’m told it takes an hour, and far from satisfactory. Taping four A4 sheets together is sometimes possible but again not recommended.