Celebration Grid

My Best Diagram Ever: the Celebration Grid

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 learn most from running experiments, and only little from mistakes and good practices.
  • “Celebrate failure” is nonsense, because you shouldn’t celebrate failure that comes from mistakes (the red part).
  • What you should celebrate is learning, and repeating good practices (the green parts).
  • Pay-for-performance tends to drive people away from experiments, toward the safe practices on the right, with little learning as a result.
  • Hierarchies are good at exploiting opportunities, and endlessly repeating the same practices; but they learn very little.
  • Networks are good at exploring new opportunities, and failing half of the time, but they’re not good at efficiently repeating practices.
  • Training is teaching people about good practices. Mentoring is about growing and learning.
  • Don’t celebrate all successes, because they might be a result of mistakes. Celebrate good behaviors (experiments and good practices).

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?


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