Retro Darts is a quick way to determine how your team feel on important issues. You will present the team with a number of ‘targets’ to gain insight on topics, challenges, or issues of your choice.
Asking questions at the end of the retrospective may be helpful for you as the Scrum Master to gain insight for improvements to your next retrospective. In addition, participants have a final chance to speak.Here are a few examples:“Is there anything else here that we have missed?”Helps make sure everyone has contributed and gives a chance to call out final thoughts.“What could we do differently next time?”Gives an opportunity to gain insight, explore ideas for improvements in the future, and gain a sense of what participants would want from a future retrospective.
For the Scrum Mater, the Retro Dart is an exercise that helps you gauge the mood of your team. From this, you will have insights on what worked well (and what did not) and have information that may help shape conversations you have with team members during their next sprint.In addition, if used across several sprints, you will have information that will help to demonstrate the maturity of the team, explore progress, or highlight anomalies.Give it a go and let us know how it worked for you and your team.