How do I do a retrospective that feels like a live meeting though we are distributed?
I have recently started working with a new team. We are distributed in two locations with a 7-hour time difference. We have not met in person (yet). We use slack for our daily communication, using it both for text communication and audio calls. In the retrospectives we always use video since it’s so much better to get the feeling of being closer to each other.
My team had a history of using the 4L retrospective technique every sprint for a long time. They used slack video call and confluence for documentation during the meeting.
I wanted to do something different, and I wanted the retro to be as much like a live meeting as possible.
I read about the Speedboat retro and really wanted to try it, but I was not sure how I could make it work with the team being distributed.
I had a vision of us using an online sticky tool and putting our stickies on the picture of the pirate ship.