Goals Alignment Radar

Learn how to facilitate the Goals Alignment radar

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It’s time to check-in and see how everyone is aligned (or not) around the goal for your retrospective. Retrospectives can go in many directions, from simply sharing ideas and learning to create action items and experiments. This template will ensure that everyone understands the purpose of today’s retrospective.  

Facilitating the Process

We suggest having your team create a shared definition of (and then rating) the following topics included in the goals alignment radar retrospective in Retrium:

  1. Reflect

  2. Clarity (around something)

  3. Solution(s) to a problem

  4. Team bonding/fun

  5. Improved psychological safety

You can always edit or replace a label with something else about your team’s goals that you want to assess during the “define” phase, such as finding a root cause or removing a blocker. Once the team has provided ratings during the “collect” phase, you’ll be able to explore where there’s agreement and where there are high or low scores during the “analyze” step.

Analyzing the Results

If you find disagreement or lower scores on any of these dimensions during your radar retrospective, you might consider running a column-based retrospective as a way to gather more insights and have a deeper discussion on that topic. For example, if you find low scores on clarity, you can have a follow-up conversation using a column-based retrospective to discover what people don't understand about the goal.