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3 min read · Andrew Kong
Recency bias is ruining your retrospectives
How do you feel when everyone is looking at you? How accurate would you be if you had sum up your last 2 weeks in 5 mins — on the spot?
2 min read · Andrew Kong
What a lack of participation in your retrospectives actually means
It’s easy to dismiss a person as shy, but it’s more likely that they don’t see value in it instead of being scared to share.
2 min read · Andrew Kong
Here’s how long your team needs to build a new habit
New year! New resolutions! Your team might already know what to focus on in the new year. But how long will it take to implement?
3 min read · Andrew Kong
How to save your retrospective’s learnings and habits from action item purgatory
Action items are more nuanced than simple tasks. What happens when your team’s action items look more like lessons or habits?
4 min read · Andrew Kong
How to avoid your retrospective from getting hijacked by a meeting dominator
Participation is one of the biggest sources of tension for retrospectives. But what do you do if you’re getting too much from someone?
3 min read · Andrew Kong
How retrospectives in Google Docs prevent your team from improving
Reflection without action makes things worse and ending your meeting by simply closing a tab is definitely not the solution.
3 min read · Andrew Kong
Why your retrospectives don’t have accountability
Relying on a photo of your retrospective’s notes and action items is the same as deleting them. Here’s why (and how to fix it).
3 min read · Andrew Kong
Why using Trello for retrospectives hurts your team
Trello is an incredible project management tool. But even Atlassian agrees that you shouldn’t be using it for retrospectives. Here’s why.
3 min read · Andrew Kong
Why we built Sprintlio
Retrospectives shouldn’t be about whiteboards, stickies, and photos of next steps in Slack. They’re about your team’s accountability.

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