At the Spark the Change conference in London, someone tweeted, “This one slide was worth the ticket price!” which was then retweeted more than 30 times. I got similar great comments from people in my workshops. And yes, I agree. My celebration grid might be the best model I ever created. It is based on the last book by Donald Reinertsen, but one picture can be more powerful than a thousand words.
To me, the model explains many things:
You can download the full celebration grid here. You can also find it in my new book, which is available for free. Several agile coaches have already told me the visualization is a GREAT tool for retrospectives.
What does the model explain for you?
Success and Failure - The Celebration Grid
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I like your ideas here. Good way to look at what we do.
One question: shouldn’t “F” be: “What did you miss?” IMHO- luck has little to do with it.
I don’t know. Missing something (for me) implies that you could have known, if you had a more careful look. But F. is about the Unknown.
A little question about Good Pratices. The environment is changing; how you can aware that best pratices are still the best?
I don’t understand the question. If the practices still work, you succeed. If they don’t work, you fail.
I think you have to think slightly meta in this case… for example, adapting to change IS a best practice. Ignoring change would be a mistake…
I’m not sure about difference between the failure in Mistakes and in Experiments. My understanding:
Mistake = there is a good practice but you don’t use it (ignorance, laziness, shyness
…) and you failed. Experiment = there is no good practice. That means you are
looking for a new one (and everybody knows it’s an experiment) and you failed.
Is it right?
No, a mistake is not about a good practice. A mistake is something you know you should NOT be doing. Jumping off a high building would be a mistake. It’s not a good practice.
Experiments are about finding out what the good practices are by trying something, because you don’t know.
Jurgen, thank you for you answer! Experiments are clear now 🙂
To Mistakes: Does it mean that you KNOW you are doing something wrong? You are making the mistake ON PURPOSE?
When I make a spelling error in my book it is a mistake. But I don’t make spelling errors on purpose.
Very interesting diagram, and threw me into deep thinking.
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I really like this, I get the point and marvel at the visual style of this artefact.
And at the same time I wonder, does it really have to be “The best ever”?
Why so American-over-the-top….
Puts me a little off…;-(