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Agile Retrospective

Getting mad and sad

When I’ve attended retrospectives where activities such as Mad/Sad/Glad or Liked/Learned/Lacked/Longed for are used I’ve noticed that attendees often express confusion about what seems like two negative states. Mad and sad both suggest a negative influence has occurred, as do lacked and longed for.

When I planned my recent retrospective I deliberately avoided this confusion by making my emotive states liked, loathed and learned. While this did work, and the team seemed very comfortable with the differences between states, I’m starting to think that there is an argument in favour of a bit of confusion. read more »