Free Dialogue Sheet Downloads

All Dialogue Sheet downloads on this page are. If you like the sheets please repay me my adding a link to my website.

Please, please, please, share your experiences, I’d love to hear how you are using these Dialogue Sheets – allan@allankelly.net.

Sprint Retrospective Sheet

The most widely used sheet.

This sheets is used at the end of an iteration/sprint by the whole team to discuss how they are working and how they can improve.

The version 5 English sheet no longer software specific and can be used by software and non-software teams alike. Translations are still software specific but can be used by other teams.

“T series” General Retrospective sheets

Several sheets for use at any point in a work effort, or in any working style and not agile specific.

T3 Retrospective sheet – with Fishbone analysis
T3 Retrospective German translation

T4 Follow up Retrospective sheet – used for second or later retrospective; continue by asking for actions from the previous retrospective. (Almost no software language.)

The T-series of sheets was designed with software development teams in mind. Therefore some of the language used on the sheets is specific to software development. If you don’t mind this then there is no reason other teams can’t use the sheets.

Similarly, while the sheets contain some references to Agile software development these should not stop more traditional teams from using the sheets effectively.

Agile thinking

A sheet designed to promote discussion about Agile working and help a team agree some practices to get started with. Usually used to finish an Agile training course and ensure the team put learning into action.

English version
Spanish translation

Customer thinking

A sheet to help teams – including product managers and owners – think about their customers and what the customers want.

English Customer thinking

Agile Kick-Off

For teams new to Agile working, helps ensure they have all the pieces in place.

Iteration planning

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.

English Iteration planning sheet
French translation
Portuguese translation by Alan Baldo

Other sheets

Several sheets have been created by Schalk W. Cronjé primarily looking at testing.

Matt Skelton has created the “Run Book Template” (download from GitHub) for modern software systems.

Retired sheets

The T2 Retrospective and Team Start sheets have been retired and are no longer updated.

Notes on printing

Most of the Free Dialogue Sheet downloads 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.

If your organzation does not have a suitable printer (plotter) – then your local printers (e.g. Kall-Kwik) can usually help. Printing sheets costs money but isn’t expensive. Alternatively a few ready printed sheets are now Amazon to buy.

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 A3 sheets together is sometimes possible but again not recommended. I advise you to spend the money to get the sheets printed.