Three Little Pigs Retrospective
Below is another quick overview of a fun sprint retrospective format, yet it is one of many retrospectives available. Review the various types to find out which retrospective is right for your dev team.
What is the Three Little Pigs Agile Retrospective?
This is a fun way to gain insight from your retrospective team. It involves three distinct points: instability, lack of solidity, and what is solid. These meetings use the story of The Three Little Pigs for reference and discuss what is not working so that the team can come up with ideas to make it better. The meeting goes something like this:
● The Scrum Master will have pictures of 3 houses - the first of straw, the second of wood, and the third of brick (just like in the story).
● Each team member will fill out post-its with things they think are:
○ Unstable - These straw houses are things that the team believes are not working out at all.
○ Lack some solidity - What the team thinks is still missing something.
○ Solid - Things that are working well for the team.
● The post-its will be read aloud by the Scrum Master and sorted into the correct houses on the board. Then, they will be discussed by the team.
● Dot voting can be used to determine the top 3 areas of improvement needed. The team can then discuss ideas that would bring them from unstable to solid.
What are the Three Little Pigs Sprint Retro format uses?
This is a great retrospective to consolidate ideas that will take any unstable parts of the sprint or production and make them solid. It serves to improve upon what needs to be solidified and celebrate things that are solid and working.
When should the Three Little Pigs Sprint Retrospective be used?
This is a good format to be used at any point. It is a great way to wrap up a quarter or to use after a sprint. It is reflective, so it can be used pretty much at anytime.