Spinning The Wheel of Names Retrospective

I recently used a simple adaption of aws-ops-wheel which was very much liked by the team. 

We randomly picked a team member and asked them to share something of interest they worked on or encountered recently followed by a team discussion. I gave the team a heads up a few days before the retrospective to allow people to think of topics in advance. We are all remote and we used the https://wheelofnames.com/ spinner which allows you to remove names to avoid double turns if you want.

Steps were as simple as:

  1. Spin the Wheel to select a team member  
  2. The team member discusses recent interesting work experience, problem, task
  3. Team discussion of ten minutes or less
  4. While time left in the timebox: Repeat steps 1-3

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